Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Middlewich FAB

We were really lucky with our reserved mooring for trading at Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival, it had been divided into food and drink related sellers and then all the others, we were the third after the winding hole so out in the open for the solar panels and by the park so a nice wide pathway. Wand'ring Bark were behind us with the lovely Jam Butty, unfortunately the organisers had only allocated them enough space for the butty so their boat had to breast up to the butty and of course was a fair bit longer, so they tagged onto the end of ours and then at least they could use our back deck to get to the path.

Ready to sell

Clinton took this great photo of us, not often we get to have a photo with both of us
The footfall was huge and lots of people looking, the mornings were very slow sales wise but in the afternoons things picked up and a good amount of sales were made. The weather let us down on occasions and we had to keep the protective plastic ready to cover up the displays. 

We met lots of previous customers who came to say hello to us and introduce themselves, most of them had bought via the internet and we posted the pens to them so it was really nice to meet them in person and it was great that they were all pleased with their pens. Clinton and Sharon, nb Tacet, also came to say hello, it was lovely to meet at last.

Unfortunately we missed all the things going on around town during the day, the crowning of the new Rose Princess, (although we did see them on their boat parade), the procession through the town and the various folk dances around the town. We did get up to the main arena on Saturday for a couple of hours.

The new Rose Princess
On the Friday evening there was a boaters supper at Middlewich Boats, we passed on the food but met up with fellow traders afterwards to enjoy the music and natter. It was a busy weekend and we were very tired once it was over so on the Monday we spent the day chilling out and relaxing before heading off again.

We had music all day from the pub next to the park


  1. It was good to meet you two as well, we really enjoyed the festival.
    Glad you liked our photo of you two you both look very happy. Hope to catch up with you later in the year.

  2. Glad you enjoyed the festival. Hope you don't mind me using your photo, I meant to put a note on it that it was yours - I've amended it now :) Hope to see you again and hopefully we won't be so busy next time and we will at least be able to have a drink together.