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Lambeth Country Show

Oh yes! One of my favourite events of the year in Brixton took place this weekend, Lambeth Country Show. I try and go each year and you can find last year's post here. Now for the past few years it's always rained on or just before the show but this year we're in the middle of a heat wave in sunny London so it was lovely not to have to worry about getting wet! And I think that this year was the best year to date or perhaps it was just the good weather that made the difference!

The show is held in Brockwell Park and I couldn't resist snapping the  wild flower meadow that is growing next to the Lido. It was so beautiful! There were many poppy seed heads so it may have been past it's best but it was still stunning!
Each year there are random animals racing. One year it was ferrets, last year it was pigs but this year it was camels. Yep you heard that right camels, very random! Good fun but unfortunately the arena was very small so the races were a bit of an anticlimax but great opportunity for photos.
Here they are in action...
The great thing about the show is that it's just like a real country show, similar to the ones I went to when I was growing up in the Lake District. So here is a demonstration of sheep judging.
Vauxhall City Farm is always a favourite. Here I spotted a hen (which was a Tina Turner look a like) being kissed!
The llamas had just been clipped.
And not forgetting the owl displays. Was particularly pleased with this photo as I normally can't get close to the action because of the crowds.
You can't forget the animals made from vegetables. Here is a fish eating a fish (I think)
And Boris Johnson. There was also an amazing Patrick Moore of Sky at Night fame but I couldn't get a decent picture (we turned up when they were judging so could only see them from a far so there was a lot of zoom action!)
It's the year of Bowie thanks to the V&A exhibition. Here is a Bowie scarecrow (Lambeth Council hold a recycled scarecrow competition each year). He  is also a local lad having lived in Lambeth briefly
Another regular of the Show is Chucklehead cider. Here is my friend Gregory with his purchases. Last year they sold out before we could get our hands on any! Gregory and I go to the show together we can as it's also similar to fairs he went to when he was growing up in Nashville USA!
And finally the great thing about the Lambeth Country Show is the live music. Here is Lee from Madness with the Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra which even OH came to see! A great end to a fantastic day. Roll on next year!




 

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