Well, today was the day – and as it happened, it was a great event. Brownhills Canalside Festival was back for 2014 – and it’s very clear indeed that with Brian Stringer at the helm, it was a much better affair than the washout of 2013.
I genuinely enjoyed it today – and there were plenty of folk there, too – including a few old mates; plenty to look at and do, and some really great music and entertainment to boot.
I particularly liked the Bird of Prey display, by the same folks who did the one at the Christmas event last year – Armitage Bird of Prey Centre. That Eagle Owl. Just look at the feet!
The young David Evans also popped along, and this is a mixture of his and my photos. He really did a spiffing job, whereas mine are more… irreverent.
Seriously, though, a great event, and thanks to Brian, Brenda and all the local committee for doing us proud – and of course to the boaters, stallholders and general public who came out too!
Same place next year? It’s a deal…