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by Sue Skelton


Once again Ken and I set off to the Blackpool Show early on Friday morning with our friends Paul, Sharon, Beth and Joel, arriving in Blackpool around 9-30. It was a cold morning with a slight drizzle until we reached the M62 when it started thundering and lightning followed by a heavy snowfall for about 15 mins, then it disappeared. It seemed strange. Saturday morning we were up early for the show, which was packed but we still managed to meet up with a lot of people that we know and a few people we met for the first time. Attached are photos of the people we met in Blackpool.

Paul and Sharon Douthwaite with Bri Bolton of Belgium and Dean Ingle of Scarborough

Paul Woodmansey of Driffield, Bob Mallinson and Bill Halifax of Whitby

Premier Stud stall having a busy time with Lisa and Derek looking after the fanciers

Ricky Wheelhouse buying his products

Tony Robson, Dave Elvidge, Roger Grundy & Paul Douthwaite

Sunday night, our last night, in the Doric with L to R Joel Kerry and Lisa Mellonby, Paul Douthwaite with daughter Beth and wife Sharon.

Ricky Wheelhouse of Bridlington, Bill Williams of Birmingham, Sam Jackson of Driffield and John Williamson of Bridlington.

Bernard McCarthy and Alan Cristie of Preston with Ken Gladstone of Driffield

Dave Fare, Rodney Horner and Paul Tucker all from Bristol along with their raffle prize.

Jill and Neil Carrington of Scarborough

Ken Grey of Bridlington with George Atkinson of Eastrington

Kerry Mellonby of Premier Stud with Malcolm Mutton and Alf Parkinson of Spalding

Lucy and Dean Ingle ready for a night out

Max Collier of Bradford with Dave Fussey of Bridlington

A rare picture of Mr Ireland of Driffield trying to dodge the camera