Lambeth Country Show 2004
Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, London 17th-18th July 2004
More photos from the 2004 show.
The High Flyers acrobatic team in the Circus Tent.
Normally, I look forward to watching acrobatic displays with as much enthusiasm as a visit to the dentist, but these guys were great - lively, funny and extraordinarily energetic.
Circus tent crowd. They liked the show!
Hippy healing-crystal-chakkra-type thing tent. I think this was new for 2004.
Religious transmission. I'm not sure what this about. Some religious bloke on a plasma screen was belting out uplifting thoughts to an assembled crowd of free tea drinkers on low chairs.
There's always a big funfair at the Country Fair, and true to tradition, it's usually the gathering place of choice for ne'er do wells.
The highly coveted First Prize Cup, proudly displayed in the winning garden.
Terrier racing. This was priceless entertainment.
Different sets of dogs were supposed to chase a fluffy toy on a string, hurtled along by a bicycle driven flywheel.
Naturally, the dogs rarely played along, preferring to either pounce on the fluffy toy before it got going or just wander off in different directions.
The fluffy-toy propelling adapted bicycle in action. The bloke on the bike had a radio microphone and would win a 'How Much Can You Waffle' competition hands down.
There was a small foundry set up on site, with a blacksmith knocking out impressively chunky tools.
Collette Starr was on hand to offer her clairvoyant and tarot reading skills.
I liked this hand made sign next to the Sheep Shearing display.
The 'Live Bees' exhibition saw this fella fiddling about with a buzzing hive.
Curious onlookers mindful of films like 'Attack of the Killer Bees' were protected by a gauze screen. The bee keeper survived without a sting.
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