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Stow on the Wold

2017 Photo Gallery

Photographs from the 2017 Stow Cotswold Festival

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Danial Birch and Matt Totham manning the road entry as the festival stalls get set up Morris dancers warm the crowd up Morris dancers warm the crowd up 'Rose hips' belly dancing troupe join in with the Morris dancers The Ducklington Morris Dancers start their ‘Day of Dancing’ Ducklington Morris dancing a traditional Cotswold dance Town Crier, Ken Brightwell announces the arrival of the Mayor Town Mayor, Ben Eddolls opens the Festival The Mayor poses next to his mayoral white Rolls Royce! Charles Ash demonstrates his green wood-working skills Dry stone walling showcase organised by the Cotswold Conservation Board Cotswold Stone Designs hard at work showcasing their skills Willow weaver Helen Munday demonstrating her skills North Cotswold Beekeepers with their ‘observation hive’ Cuddly Cotswold Alpacas a big hit with the children Cotswold Lion sheep on display from Jonty and Mel Brunyee of Conygree Farm Leone and Ron McAlpine plus Stephen Gurmin on the Giant Charity Tombola stall 'Did a really win that?' says Ben Eddolls at the Tombola stall Ben Eddolls guessing the monkey’s birthday Town Crier announces the Cotswold School Band to open the entertainment ‘Boil up Tropical’ the Caribbean Steel Band bring a ray of sunshine to the Square Mayor, Ben Eddolls and Chauffeuse, councillor Jo Davies pose in front of the mayoral Rolls Ex-Scotland and Gloucester rugby player Jim Hamilton stakes his claim for the Punch & Judy Professor Dogsbody’s traditional Punch and Judy show gets underway Crowd enjoy the Punch and Judy shows Stow Fire Brigade make an appearance and let visitors check out their equipment Hatwell’s funfair rides always popular with families Fun at the Co-op Funeral Parlour in Church Street Guess the number of balloons in the limo competition Ken Brightwell the Town Crier very popular with the tourists for photo opportunities Market stalls at the Festival White Hart and Cotswold Baguettes doing a roaring trade in food sales Market stalls a popular attraction With around 40 stalls to choose from a good selection for the shopaholics Hay Wines in full swing he Alcester Court Leet march across the Square to the Queens Head Medieval Trading Standards officers ready to test the BB at the Queen’s Head Alcester Court Leet Ale Taster checking out the BB at the Queen’s Head The Court Leet High Bayliff gives the thumbs up to Donnington’s BB Court Leet arrive at Lambournes to test the 'flesh' Alcester Court Leet Meat Taster checking out Jan’s pies at Lambournes Methinks they like Jan’s pies! Northleach Spinners hard at work spinning the fleece from Conygree farm Weaving demonstration in St. Edward’s Hall Alpaca wool spinning in the Square Display of painted sheep from pupils at Stow Primary School Display of painted sheep from pupils at Stow Primary School Display of painted sheep from pupils at Stow Primary School A break for lunch on the steps of St. Edward’s Hall A busy Square as the day wears on The Pig Roast at the Talbot was a popular lunch spot The Queen’s Head ‘front garden’ and a break from festivities The Queen’s Head ‘front garden’ and a break from festivities Cotswold Distillery Gin Bar ready to go. They did so well they stayed on to the evening Ken Brightwell, the Town Crier, announced all the acts in the arena Town Crier announces the end of the dry-stone walling showcase demonstration Ed Bonn from the Cotswold Conservation Board congratulates the wallers Fire-eating escapologist, John Hayns enthrals the crowd with his performance Monkey Jam get the crowd up and dancing in the evening Local four piece covers band, Monkey Jam end the Festival to great applause

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