Lambeth Country Show 2006
Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, London 15th-16th July 2006
Saturday (part 1)
The 32nd year of the Lambeth Country Show turned out to be another cracker, with gorgeous weather over both days.
One of the largest free events of its kind in the South East of England, this year's show served up the usual mix of medieval jousting, reggae bands, prize vegetables, steam engines, prize cakes and more!
Here's our 2006 report.
Once again, the Knights of the Damned were in attendance and doing their medieval thang.
Against a back drop of incredibly cheesey rock songs, the horsemen put on a fine show of jousting, with the knights fighting for the honour of becoming the World Jousting Champion and lifting the coveted 'Golden Goblet.' Or something.
Some fiery ball swinging action.
The Knights of the Damned are owned by Justin Pearson, a well known TV and Film stuntman.
Ridgeside Falconry hawk display.
Once again the mighty Chucklehead Cider stall became the Official Bar for the urban75 crew. We love the stuff!
The Delta Dog Display Team giving it major mutt action in the Lower Arena.
We scored some awesome olives and bread inside the Complementary health and Food Hall, but preferred to go for the cider rather than the Reiki.
The police helicopter takes off.
We like seeing them at the Country Fair but aren't so keen to have the buggers hovering over our flat at 4am every other night.
As usual, the steam engine operated wood cutters were at the fair. We like them.
Inside the Flower Show tent.
This is what we came for! Bring on the vegetables!
Here's the Best In Show, First Prize Onions from Mrs E Ward.
A veritable carnival of potatoes!
S McLean scooped second prize for this matchstick fire engine.
Checking out the berries in the Flower Show.
To be honest, we haven't the foggiest what this thing is supposed to be, but we can tell you it was created by the folks at the Brockwell Park Community Gardens and it scooped First Prize and a 'Best in Show' accolade.
Another view inside the Flower Show tent.
Created by Harmony-Angel Cummings, this vegetable lion secured a second prize.
Another fine display of vegetable-based animals with the courgette thing on the left (by S Godman) coming in second and the the lion on the right (by 'The Fluffs') snapping up first place.
An ambitious cat design made out of cabbage, aubergine, carrots and onions earned a 'Best In Show' commendation.
Mrs D Woodgson had to settle for a lowly third place, with the judge's note expressing their disappointment with the plant's 'wilting.'
Mrs J Thorn romped home with first place, with the judge's handwritten note sagely advising, 'lovely arrangement - fairly simple but simple is often more effective.'
Wise words, judgey!
A couple checking out the foliage.
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