Had a splendid Sunday and very warm Day at Broughton Game Fair on Sunday the 26th June, after the constant rain all week the field was a bit soft but held up well in the heatwave on the day. Lots and lots going on throughout the day from a WWII Spitfire flypast, to The Mellings dog & duck display, as recently see on The Dales, David Aynesworth up to his usual antics on the Bird man challenge complete with coloured smoke this year! Falconry, dressage, shire horses, drays and all.
Lots of side shows and exhibitors including my friends from Yellison Farm Goat’s, terrier racing, poultry show, bushcraft demo and of course CRO in evidence everywhere, stands, rope bridges, caving and rescue techniques (The main supporting charity of the event Clapham based Cave Resue Organisation).
The Dalesman Awards were presented shortly after the Spitfire flypast and before we enjoyed a delicious Angel Inn, Hetton Luncheon from Bruce Elsworth.
The Dalesman Awards 2011
- Rural Entrepreneur of the Year Award – presented to Andrew Mear High, Corn Mill & Lets Live Green, Skipton
- Artistic and Cultural Achievment Award – Swaledale Festival
- Yorkshireman/Woman of the Year Award – Alan Hinkes OBE, Mountaineer