Here are some photos I took at the Spring Fair in Ripon on Monday 2nd May. There was a good turn out and the sun shone all day. It would have been perfect apart from the cold wind which seemed to get stronger as the day went on. The was plenty for people to do with a fun fair, side stalls, a lovely big tea tent, ice cream, fast food, Punch and Judy for the kids and face painting too.
The Mayor of Ripon was in attendance and the Ripon band played in the afternoon. There was a picnic for the children with free food and ice cream provided by the organisers. It was a lovely event! Hope you like the pictures.
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Whilst working at Ripon, North Yorkshire I had the very great pleasure of meeting The Ripon Hornblower. Although I have been to the City of Ripon many times I must admit I was completely unaware of it’s ancient traditions.
Every night the horn is blown in the city of Ripon to set the watch. There is a little ceremony followed by an explantaion of the old customs. I was also presented with a special lucky wooden penny inscribed with the Coat of Arms of the City of Ripon.
The Ripon Hornblower
Personally I think it is important to keep old traditions alive. What is your view?
The Seaside is a popular theme at events and galas these days. No Seaside event would be complete without sand. This is how the organisers of a Seaside Day in Ripon, North Yorkshire tackled the problem. A large plastic sheet was laid on the grass and planks were set up on three sides to create a boundary and to contain the sand which was tipped onto the sheet. There were also small inflatable paddling pools set out round this, also containing sand. I took this photo at the end of the afternoon just as the event was closing. Earlier on it would have been impossible to take a picture as it was crowded with children digging and building sand castles etc
Seaside Day Sand Pit
Seaside Day Sand
Have you held a Seaside Day? Share your ideas with us.
- Beach Notes: Sand Castles and Thinking Differently (successful-blog.com)
- Shifting sands: crafting castles on Morecambe beach (telegraph.co.uk)
- 18 Astonishing Star Wars Sand Sculptures (bitrebels.com)