The last picture in the Seaside theme with the funfair at Bridlington.
This is a wooden sculpture by Andrew Tebbs, recently unveiled on our village green. It was a felled tree that had just left the base.
The bear was been renamed three times in as many weeks. From ‘Dancing Bear’ to ‘Happy Bear’ to ‘Barlborough Bear.’
However, it is universally known as ‘The Gay Bear“, tee hee!
Some indulgence with this weeks theme of pubs and their signs.
So let’s start with our local, sadly currently closed and looking for a new tenant.
THE VILLAGE CROSS
The Cross erected at the junction of Church Street, Park Street and High Street, was the centre of village activities for hundreds of years. The base is thought to be Norman, but more likely to be 14th century with the column being added in the late 17th century.
THE ROSE & CROWN – An old coaching inn possibly 17th century.
This was the only inn registered in 1729 that belonged to the De Rodes estate.
A ‘post party’ walk in Clumber Park and I take the bridge featured in Day 110 from a different angle.
Stars of the year’s Chatsworth Country Fair where the White Helmets motorbike display team. As Kairen was a member of the Signals Regiment from which they come, she was very supportive!
The Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team (RSMDT), also known as the White Helmets, is a group of serving soldiers from the Royal Corps of Signals of the British Army, who give public displays of motorcycling skills, acrobatics and stunt riding. The team is based at the home of the Royal Signals at Blandford Camp in Dorset.
The team’s origins lie in precision motorcycling and horseriding demonstrations given by instructors and students from the British Army Signal Training Centre in Yorkshire, beginning in 1927. Riders were normally employed as despatch riders. They have had many names in the past including ‘The Red Devils’, before the Parachute Regiment team of the same name existed, Mad Signals (on account of the poor brakes on the motorcycles) and only adopted the name ‘White Helmets’ in 1963.
Today’s team consists of 30 soldiers, all volunteers from within the Royal Signals. New members begin with two weeks’ induction in November and the whole team spends the winter learning routines and stunts, culminating in an opening display in April where white motorcycle helmets are ceremonially presented to successful new recruits by the Signal Officer-in-Chief. The remainder of the summer is spent touring, giving public performances at events throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.
A short week theme ‘Circles’.
Our Audi was an easy trophy!
I don’t know why,…… but I like this photo