Random thoughts and nature notes with a bit of crafty stuff too
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Three Okefords Fair
The delightfully named Three Okefords Fair is on this weekend just outside the village of Shillingstone. It's called the Three Okefords because of the three Okeford villages of OkefordFitzpaine, Child Okeford and Shilling Okefore (which is the old name for Shillingstone). It is set in lovely Dorset scenery as you can see in the second picture and has Dorset characters aplenty! However for me today it was the dogs and children that amused me, this first dog looked totally fed up and resigned to being driven around and his body language said it all.
This traction engine was driven by a young Mum and she had her two little tots seated in the back.
There didn't appear to be a driver in this old steam lorry, just this little chap. It was a lovely afternoon, the commentary was in wonderfully local dialect and funny too. ...and I came home with some home made marmalade and a jar of runner bean chutney. Yummmm.