Saturday, 18 June 2011

Georgian Day

This is the way from the car park on the edge of Ross on Wye.....

Excuse the slight blurriness- I was being chivvied a little! The Oily One doesn't like hanging around!!

We started the Day out by having Cake from the Farmers' Market in Usk, and then called by the Craft Renaissance Craft workshops/gallery/shop at Kemeys Commander on our way to the Court Cupboard near Abergavenny- where I was just in time to collect a freshly written cheque for pots sold!!
Stock check done, we headed for the Georgian Day in Ross on Wye.

Out through the tunnel- built to let water under the road, as these are watermeadows...to the Georgian Fair....
With musicians in appropriate dress playing the right music...
and the blacksmith was busy, as were ropemakers, basketmakers, food smokers, itinerants, bakers and all other sorts...
and the Military too...
with their camp kitchen and followers....


We walked the short distance into town, to the market hall
with market

and up the stairs where genteel Georgian Ladies were having tea and teaching letter writing and watercolours and demonstrating spinning and knitting a reticule.
On the way back we saw this

commemorating a previous resident of the town who did much to beautify the town and promote the tourist trade!

Many Thanks to the Oily One for doing the driving, being company, paying for the shopping and cooking supper!!

5 comments:

Andrea Ingram said...

That's what I call a good day out. Do you loan out The oily one? :-)

Compostwoman said...

Oh! You we 10 miles from us...!

gz said...

Andrea, I think the Oily One was in need of a day out himself!
The blacksmith, btw, has entered the Masters Track Champiomships.....!

Compostwoman, you missed a good event. I'd only found out about it as a few "downsizers" were being Georgian, and only really thought of going the day before!!

Kath said...

What fun! years since I've been to Ross.

Omi said...

Well done Oily One :) Glad you had a good day out gz.