YES! It’s that time again!
You may have been resting, or having a lazy Sunday (Father’s Day) morning in bed, but ‘Team Carnival’ were out in force, getting the bunting up around the village, which is very definitely a sign that the Sports and Carnival Day is definitely getting closer!
We started at 07:30 this morning and it’s taken until 11:30 to stretch-out all of the bunting we have around the place. (Admittedly, we did stop for a quick breather and a drink half-way through, but we think that’s acceptable!) The sun, however, was relentless – all morning it was beating down on us! Luckily, we were sun-creamed-up!
The guys in the cage are up there actually doing the fixing of the bunting to houses, poles and wires, and the rest of us were on the ground helping to direct traffic, as at times, the tele-hoist occupied most of the road! Not so bad if the odd car wants to squeeze by, but artic lorries are a little more of a problem! A little teamwork and communicating with hand signals, and soon the problem was solved.
And it’s amazing what a difference it makes, what with the weather being (normally!) warm this time of year. It helps people to get thinking about the carnival and sports day.
Lots more photos are available here.
A big thanks to E. Mason & Sons, for the use of their tele-hoist as well as, of course, their time and effort in driving us around the village.
Also, thanks to those in the Carnival Committee that helped this morning.