The 30th Masham Sheep Fair

So the 30th Masham Sheep Fair took place over the weekend and once again it brought a wide range of sheep…obviously and Morris dancers and ice cream and sheepdogs herding ducks – as you do – and skipping and teddy boys and hats and wool-weaving and large potatoes and geese and sheep-racing jumping over hurdles as well as lots of fine Yorkshire folk who came along to support one of the more quirky country shows around…so here’s a few from the Sunday…

 

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*Boring technical stuff..all pictures were shot with a Leica M9 and a 50mm f2 Summicron lens and were edited to black and white using Lightroom 5.

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Pickering Game and Country Fair

One of the first country shows in North Yorkshire took place over this weekend as the Pickering Game and Country show got underway. Set in acres of parkland close to the North Yorkshire Moors this annual event celebrates all aspects of the countryside and offers an opportunity for visitors to watch and experience much of what living and working in the countryside has to offer…here’s a few pictures from today…

 

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The Stokesley Agricultural Show remains one of the biggest one-day shows to be held in the north of England. Attracting entrants from all over the country who come to enter their animals into the different categories of livestock, horses and other events for judging.

Dating back to 1859 the show has ran every year apart from during the two world wars and continues to be one of the key events in the show calendar.

 

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Pickering Traction Engine Rally

The 61st annual traction engine rally takes place in Pickering in North Yorkshire this weekend. Starting today the event has the largest line up of Showman’s engines and fairground organs in the north of England and boasts over a thousand vintage and classic cars, commercials, tractors and motorcycles along with arena attractions, fun fairs, steam rollers, steam ploughing and food and craft marquees. The event is the largest event of it’s type in the north of England.

 

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

Protective covers are removed from one of the traction engines at the start of the show

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A man walks his dog among the vintage tractors on display

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A final wipe down to remove overnight rain is given to a vintage car on the morning of the show

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A young boy stands in front of a Hillman car as his father makes final preparations at the start of the show

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

Smoke begins to rise out of the smoke stack of one of the engines as it is started on the morning of the show

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

Martin Davidson from Aberdeen stands on front of his engine ‘Delilah’ during the show

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

Richard Clark sits in an armchair next to his auto-jumble stall with his daughters Taylor, 6 and Madeline, 8 months

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

A stall selling old tools at Pickering Traction Engine show

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

A man sits outside his caravan as he watches over his auto-jumble stall

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

A man looks inside an old gypsy ‘bow top’ caravan at the show

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

A man snoozes on the steps of amusements at the steam rally

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Steam traction engines line-up on display at the start of the show at Pickering

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

A man cleans the brasses on the smoke stack of his engine as engines line-up at the start of the show

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

Derek James from Castle Howard drives his engine as he gets ready for the opening of the Pickering Traction Engine Rally

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

Classic and vintage cars are lined-up on display on the morning of the show

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

A man drives a miniature steam truck through an area of the showground as his family sits in the back

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

Final checks are carried out on a merry-go-round before the start of the show

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

A visitor to the steam rally looks on as owners make final preparations to their steam engines on the first morning of the show

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

Three youngsters walk amongst the amusements and fair ground attractions at the show

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

A man sits back and listens to a musical performance on a steam powered organ at the show

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

Youngsters enjoy the thrills on one of the fairground rides at the Pickering Traction Engine Rally

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

Visitors to the Traction Engine Rally in Pickering walk amongst the stalls and amusements at the show

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