|ELSIE'S JOURNEY - Mersey to Med 2017
1,000 miles by Horse & Wagon
Wheelwright Phill Gregson and his wife Emily are planning a fundraising wagon journey this summer as a legacy to their daughter Elsie, who, born with a rare and unknown disease, tragically passed away last year aged only 1 month.
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|Yarm Fair 2011
Yarm has hosted a fair for nearly 800 years. Once used for trading cattle, horses and cheese, today it's mainly a funfair. But waggons and trailers still make an appearance, and horses are still run up and down the main street.
|Appleby Fair June 2011
Fine bowtops frisking the sward.
Police signs and council boulders allowed horse-drawn vehicles access to roadside verges. Jowett bowtops, an old Bill Wright, and a George Cox all made it safely to the fair, but a stunning ledge was nearly smashed to pieces.
|Stow Fair May 2011
Still fashionable after more than 500 years.
Ornate openlots, flashy trailers and modern Italian furniture competed for attention at Stow with an old-fashioned knife grinder's barrow.
|Appleby Fair 2010
Only one pub but the waggons were good.
There were many fine waggons at Appleby in 2010, including a Jowett pot waggon. However, the police and trading standards officers were a presence, and places for travellers to stop were much harder to find.
|Summer Stow & Appleby Fairs 2009
Stow had poor weather whilst the police were out in force in Appleby. HIstorian John Pockett went walk-about at both fairs. Although he saw some grand waggons and a herd of Welsh horses, he also saw some disturbing sights.
|Stow Fair October 2008
A golden carriage awaits. Yorkie Greenwood and son painted up this lovely openlot with plenty of gold leaf. Have a look at this waggon and others at the autumn Stow Fair.
|Appleby Fair 2008
Bill Wright-style bowtop. This stunning bowtop, built by Jowett, was the highlight of the 2008 Fair. Of course, the horses were fine, and the girls as pretty as ever.