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Damson Day 2018

A damson tree in flower

Saturday the 21st April 2018 was warm and sunny. The Damson blossom in the Lyth Valley was flowering so a few of us went to the annual Damson Day festival at Low Farm!

Cars in fieldAs you can see, it was quite busy by the time we arrived. It’s a great family day out as there is entertainment for both young and old. I was particularly taken with the amazing skills of the shepherd and his sheep dogs demonstrating their agility and control to herd a group of ducks (sheep take up too much room) around obstacles. The dogs seemed to absolutely love their job!

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There are many old skills on show here with finished products available to buy.

Country crafts Basket making Woodworking Spinning

If you find yourself hungry there is plenty of food and drink to be had!

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We got to see the Crook Morris team. They are a mixed team with both men and women dancing. They dance Cotswold Morris Dances, Border Morris Dances, Rapper Dances and perform Mumming Plays.

Morris dancers Rapper sword

And the Lakeland Fiddlers!

Not forgetting two AlpacasAlpacasAll in all, a great day out!

If you would like to find out more about damson growing in the Lyth Valley then take a look at my other post here