Monday, 9 August 2010


Had a fantastic time at the weekend open air concert, camping and charity event in aid of Derian House Childrens and St Catherine's Hospices, Chorley, Lancashire.  Many thanks to everyone who contributed, especially Norm (my big bro) and Mandy, the best double act EVER!  Entertainment was provided by many bands who appeared free of charge, including SEAMUS MCLOUGHLIN,  THE CELLAR MACHINE , SMALL WORLD, DOLLFACE, THE MOOS, PUMELA ANDERSON, DAN WILDE, COLOUR ME BLIND ETC.

Despite the bouts of rain (typical English summer), which made getting stuck in the mud inevitable (both cars and wellies), it was lots of fun -  the "mud pit dancers" provided some hilarious entertainment at the end of the evening!  There were side stalls and a raffle (prizes all donated free), a magician, throw a wellie competition, tug-o-war (go you TOP LOCK TUGGERS!), kids football area and bouncy castle, splat a rat (not a real one of course) and more.  Glow sticks and Chinese lanterns lit up the night (there was a bit of a panic at one point when one landed on the marquee but luckily no damage was done) and mainly things went without a hitch.    

Here's a couple of pics but there are more on my FLICKR :


  1. we had a great time thanks to everyone there-
    lets hope it grows each year
    Pat- The Cellar Machine

  2. Maybe not EVERY year - I'm not sure the organisers could cope! I think every other year is a goer though ... better check with Norm & the gang. Thanx to you and the band for taking part!