|3 spits and a mazda|
|Gangsters and Molls|
After a slight delay on the start due to the group having to wait for me due to my over reliance on Google, we headed off for our drive across Country Durham, Weardale and Teesdale stopping for lunch in Middleton-in-Teesdale. A recommendation from a local meant some of us headed to a local café called 1618 for some lunch. A very good recommendation if you ever in the area.
|This could be a bonnet vent|
About 7ish the band arrived, Ken, Sandra, & Lindsey had promised that there would be entertainment, but we didn’t expect the excellent band that turned up. The Attic Band a three piece group with banjo, guitar bass and percussion were truly excellent. They were well briefed by Lindsey of our theme and therefore played a good mix of songs from the 30’s, 50’s and 60’s.
|The Attic Band|
One I managed to video was the “L and N don’t stop here any more”, a song about demise of mining in America
With the music flowing across the campsite other campers started to gather around the marquee and were made welcome by the TSSC group. There was dancing and singing and the Attic Band were almost upstaged by a man with a budgie, but carried on regardless.
The music was followed by a very funny blues brothers skit by Brian and Pat, a quiz and celebrating Mick’s birthday with chocolate fountain and cake.
|Brian and Pat - AKA Jake and Ellwood|
|Happy Birthday Mick|
The next morning saw the group pack up and head home, I had clearly picked up a bug and it had nothing to do with a certain Jim Beam, needless to say my lovely wife drove us both home in our Herald, no pressure as she has never had the opportunity to drive it before.
|Catherine drives home|
More pictures in the photo gallery.