Sunday, 11 September 2016

Black Country Boating Festival: the Sunday

The weather was much better for the traders today, being warm and sunny. First, though was the service in the beer tent at 1000 led by the local churches. This was a more muted affair than last year as one of the participating churches had had a lot of musical equipment stolen. Nevertheless we attempted to raise the roof.

This give some idea of the crowds of visitors to the site today.

One of the volunteers, Pauline, was singled out as having worked exceptionally hard. She was in charge of catering and put in long hours. One of the local mayors presented her with a trophy.

In the evening, after the public had gone and after making a good start on dismantling marquees etc., we had more of Pauline's fine food. Just for my benefit really, here are some of the main people of the Black Country Boating Festival: Paddy, Peter and Mark.

Paddy is the boss man.

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