Sunday, 12 September 2010

Essex Country Show

Yesterday I went to the Essex Country Show at Barleylands near Billericay. It was fascinating - lots of stuff to see, do and buy. There were many stalls - food stalls, craft stalls, stalls demonstrating various activities etc. etc. There were lots of engines and vehicles. There was a small fun fair. There were demonstrations of various crafts. There was live music. And there was the Churches' tent - which was the main reason I went. I am currently Chair of Churches Together in Essex and East London and we are responsible for the tent, though most of the work is done by Churches Together in Billericay. We were giving away free tea and coffee. We had a couple of clowns who engaged with our visitors, particularly the younger ones. We had a few stalls - and offered the opportunity to just sit down and chill out. And once an hour our lively puppets performed. How valuable to be present at such an event - and with a range of creative things happening!

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