Punch, Fire And Crafty Goings On Delight Visitors At Top Museum

Visitors to Beamish Museum in County Durham were thoroughly entertained at the Georgian Fair today by an interesting mix of traditional crafts, thrilling Fire Shows and Punch and Judy too.

Although rain threatened for most of the day it didn’t actually start raining  heavily until about 4pm. Crowds of people had by this time visited the Fair and had a chance to enjoy all of the many and varied activities on offer.

The audiences for the live shows were very responsive, clapping, cheering and joining in on queue during both the Fire Eating and the Puppet Shows.

There were many other things to see and do including traditional games, period plants, carpentry and woodcarving, basket weaving, corn dolly making, the DLI re-enactment society, old fashioned refreshments, costumes, toys from a byegone era, clog dancing, northumbrian pipes, train rides and side stalls.

Beamish is a living museum which provides a window into the past. It brings history to life. A visit to Beamish is both educational but also entertaining and fun. Go to the museums web site for information on forthcoming events.

Fire Juggler

Random Mike

Punch and Judy at Beamish

Ron with Punch and Judy

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Jolly Good Productions

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