The weekend of the 1st of December (a VERY special date) saw the Robin Hoods bay Victorian weekend. I have attended this before, and it's usually a really good weekend with many of the locals entering into the spirit, but this weekend was slightly marred by the spectre of 'health and safety'. I WON'T get on the soapbox here, just suffice to say, I really don't think kids should have to wear goggles to watch Punch & judy - and neither do they need traffic control in the bay. TWELVE accident free years this weekend has been running. If it's NOT broken - DON'T fix it! Anyway - here are a few of the 'players'.
This lady wasn't playing at it - she really could spin, and to a really high standard too!
How about this for a proper handlebar moustache??? This man is a pukka gen member of the British handlebar moustache club, and a nice guy to boot!
This is Ann, she is one of the BEST squeeze box players I've ever heard. Her 'box' is a Cooper, and was made from bits and bobs. NOT what you'd call a Heath Robinson affair - it took THREE YEARS to make, and cost her a lot of money. The finished article was well worth the wait, and has increased in value accordingly. Not that Ann would sell it!
HEAR YE - HEAR YE - TWO TOWN CRIERS SPOTTED IN ROBIN HOODS BAY!
HEAR YE - HEAR YE!!!
What a LOVELY couple - one of many that made the effort for the weekend.
So - there you go then, Robin Hoods bay Victorian weekend in a nutshell! I hope you like the pictures, and next year, why not try and get there yourself? My FAVOURITE B&B is here;
Tell 'em Les sent you!