Let’s Get Hunting Some Scarecrows 2

05/07/2012 § 2 Comments

More hunting them scarecrows down now.

You have got to love the time and effort that shopkeepers and businesses have put into creating their scarecrows – some of them are just incredible. From a shopper searching for a bargain to a footballer scoring a goal on top of a pub, where else do you see these amazing scenes but at the Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival 2012.

One final hunt for them scarecrows soon, feel free to leave a comment, till next time.

Thanks

Steven

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Let’s Get Hunting Some Scarecrows 1

04/07/2012 § 2 Comments

Time for the Scarecrow Hunt to begin.

As I mentioned in my previous post, there are Scarecrows dotted around Wilmslow town centre in honour of the Scarecrow Festival, which runs until 8th July. So let’s get hunting shall we? As always click the images to enlarge them.

More from the hunt for the scarecrows soon, feel free to leave a comment, till next time.

Thanks

Steven

Samba and Scarecrows

02/07/2012 § Leave a comment

Giant scarecrows and samba at the Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival.

You really do see some odd things around, but nothing can beat the sight of two 12ft scarecrows walking down the street to the rhythm of a Batala Drumming Band.

It was all part of the Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival 2012, which is into its third year and sees local businesses build scarecrows to display on the street, in shop windows or on the rooftops of their premises. Kids and parents then travel around the town centre trying to find all of the scarecrows – more of that in a future post.

In the meantime, here are the two 12ft scarecrows, called Rotary Robin and Rosie, along with the Batala Drumming Band. As usual click the images to enlarge them.

I hope you enjoy the images, feel free to leave comment, till next time.

Thanks

Steven

Manchester Day 2012 – The Finale

28/06/2012 § 2 Comments

Animals a plenty, along with a few fire breathers and a jumbo jet.

Well this is the last Manchester Day Parade photo post from me now. The parade ended in colourful style, with many different animals making an appearance, from an elephant and a peacock to a pheonix and a dragon. There was even a little fire to add into the mix and the never-forgotten Concorde, which rounded the day off and brought home the parade’s theme, which was: ‘The Sky’s The Limit.’

As usual click the images to enlarge them.

I hope you enjoy the photos, feel free to leave comments, till next time.

Thanks

Steven

Olympic Torch Relay 2012 – Manchester

25/06/2012 § Leave a comment

With the Olympics just over a month away, it’s time for a Torch Relay.

By the time the torch relay arrives at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London on July 27th, it will have gone all around the UK & Ireland, carried by selected members of the general public as well as celebrities and Olympians.

On Saturday 23rd June, the Torch arrived in Manchester and the crowds came out to witness this historical day. Lining the streets and watching the festivities pass by, onlookers got to see Gold-medal-winning cyclist Sir Chris Hoy carry the torch down Deansgate in the city centre as part of the relay.

The party began with dancers and performers working the crowd up, getting us all ready for the torch to light up the streets of Manchester – and it sure did, with the day ending with an evening celebration at Albert Square. As usual click the images to enlarge them.

The procession arrives, and Manchester awaits the arrival of the Torch.

Sir Chris Hoy, passing the Olympic Torch on the next torch-bearer.

I hope you enjoy the photos, feel free to leave comments, till next time.

Thanks

Steven.

Manchester Day 2012 – The Floats and The History

19/06/2012 § Leave a comment

Manchester has a huge history and the parade celebrated it.

For the 100th birthday of Alan Turing, there was a float celebrating his life and his most famous creation, the Baby Computer. There were also floats to celebrate cancer hospital The Christie and FC United, a football team set up by Manchester United fans angry at the Glazer buyout of the club in 2003.

One of the biggest recent events in Manchester was the Commonwealth Games (held in 2002) and volunteers from the ocassion celebrated its anniversary by walking in the parade. As usual click the images to enlarge them.

I hope you enjoy the photos, feel free to leave comments, till next time.

Thanks

Steven

Manchester Day 2012 – Bring On The Puppets

16/06/2012 § Leave a comment

A parade is really not a parade without a few puppets.

There was an old lady sweeping the street, little girls dancing around and even a few baby superheros as well, and they all certainly got the streets buzzing, along with the other floats and performers during the day.

As usual click the images to enlarge them.

I hope you enjoy the photos, feel free to leave comments.

There are even more puppets, floats and performers to come soon, so till next time.

Thanks

Steven