Monday, 5 June 2017

Staffordshire Show Ground

For a change of scene we had an afternoon at an agricultural show, a huge two day show with six event rings. web page

Vintage tractor parade

This display team were nuts!

An old Bradford ( the pick up not occupant)

Young farmers

Brass blowers

Worth the entrance fee alone was the farriers competition, the competitors have to fashion a 3/4 fullered shoe fitted and nailed plus a second shoe to judges specification. I was amazed at how much work goes into making a horse shoe. 

With six farriers going for the win (in the allowed 55 mins) with hammers, anvil, pritchel, tongs and the roar of six gas powered forges - the din was ear splitting.

Cleaning and measuring

The finished shoe goes on

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