Wednesday the 6th of August
The weather was really good for the Wigtown Show.
I enjoyed the day, said hello to quite a few folks I know and took lots of pictures.
The big disappointment for me was the 'Cumberland Giants'. I'd thought that the they would akin to those that used to feature in 'Jeux Sans Frontières', but all it was was blokes carrying fibre glass effigies on frames. I started videoing them, but once I saw what it was all about I packed it in and went walkabout.
I see someone has uploaded a smartphone video clip if anyone is interested.
So anyway, here are the pictures and a little video clip of the 'Sheep Show'
A Grinding Machine ?
Other stands and activities.
Horse Riding Arena
A lovely smile from the young lady on the RSPB stall.
The Sheep Show
Presented by New Zealander Richard Savory
I took a little bit of video of this show.
I maybe should have stayed for the sheep dancing
Ready for the Champion of Champions contest.
We've come across this lady's award winning goats while out walking.
Vicky Adams presenting trophies.
Prize winning animals
Betty Boop, Wigtown's Champion of Champions
A carriage from the Isle of Bute
Champions Parade Pictures
Betty Boop leads the way.
They have more expensive clothes than me !
Tug of War Competition.
The Cumberland Giants
As I said, not my cup of tea. Maybe the kids enjoyed it.
I'll finish with a picture of Alastair, one of our local colourful characters.
He had a famous mother.
A very enjoyable day when the rain stayed off.