Shammick Carnival & Barrow race.
Below, Combe Martins very own tame Martians.
This is the local pipe band, they were quite good too.
Below "Shrek" and his Donkeys.
Below 50s style Girls singing and dancing to the "Juke box"in the mobile "Cafe".
Below a youth Drum band "on the March".
The Float below was 1960s style ban the bomb brigade with all their flower power gear.
This is one of "Tom Cobleys Men" on their hobby horse, close up below.
This team of "Tom Cobleys" men on their Eqestrian horse must have taken a long time to build, i've got a feeling it was in last year too.
Below this Team with their White horse barrow I never quite got but it was well done.
Below, we knew we were out in the sticks but "Indian Sqaws" and camp "Tepee" !!!!.
No race below would be complete without "Del & Rodney" would it.
All in all a good couple of nights, the rain virtually held off, only a few spots during both events.
Joke of the day.
KEVIN RUDD was visiting a primary school and he visited
one of the classes.
They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.
The teacher asked the Mr. RUDD if he would like to
lead the discussion on the word "tragedy".
So the illustrious leader asked the class for an example of a "tragedy".
a little boy stood up and offered: "If my best friend, who lives on a farm,
is playing in the field & a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a "tragedy."
No," said RUDD" that would be an accident."
A little girl raised her hand: "If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy"
"I'm afraid not," explained MR. RUDD" that's what we would call great loss"
The room went silent. No other children volunteered. RUDD searched the room.
"Isn't there someone here who can give me an
example of a tragedy?"
Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand...In a quiet voice he said: "If A plane carrying you and Mrs. RUDD
was struck by a "friendly fire" missile & blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy."
"Fantastic!" exclaimed RUDD. "That's right. And can you tell me why that would be tragedy?"
"Well," says little Johnny "it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be a
f***ing accident either!"