Crowds bathed in sunshine for Wool Fair

By Steve Hayes 28/05 Updated: 28/05 10:11

Buy photos » A weaver demonstrates her craft . (s) Pictures courtesy of Philip Vial.

CROWDS were bathed in sunshine as the Wool Fair came to Shipston at the weekend.

The hugely popular fair, in its 4th year, was the biggest and best yet as all things woolly were celebrated at the event on Sunday (May 27).

The highlight of the fair, as ever, was the real life exhibition of sheep including many rare breeds.

Brought to the fair with long coats and leaving after being shorn by expert shearers.

Shipston's community was showcased at the event with a musical line up to suit all tastes with everything from Morris dancing and Gypsy dancing to busking slots, brass bands and jazz quartets.

Visitors could peruse a variety of stalls set up around the market square, selling everything from local crafts as well local food.

Buy photos» Eric Wilson, the Master of the Worshipful Company of Woolmen opens the fair with Shipston's lady Town Crier, Marion Ladd. (s)

Buy photos» Crowds enjoy the sun at Shipston Wool Fair. (s)

Buy photos» Expert sheep shearers entertained the crowds. (s)

Buy photos» Dancers entertain the crowds. (s)

Buy photos» A younger visitors enjoys the show. (s)

Buy photos» A dancer in full flow. (s)

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