What an A-mazing Day it was on Saturday 18th July! Pilton Green Man Day did it again - with knobs on!!
Fantastic weather, great stalls and activities, all sorts of lovely food, brilliant music and singing, a big parade with hundreds of followers, an emotional pageant, interesting exhibitions and displays, refreshing drinks and ice creams, beautiful flowers, great street entertainers, loads of young people and familes with small children and grandparents, and even the Search & Rescue helicopter, sadly for the very last time. It was a real family day out with Rotary Gardens like a giant picnic and Pilton Street buzzing with stalls and music.
And on the way up the Street, the Parade stopped to salute Albert Linacre, a man who has contributed so much over the decades to making Pilton Green Man Day what it is today but is not at all well. Thanks Albert.
And thanks to everyone who helped and everyone who came and made it a great day. Especial thanks go to those who helped clear up and return Pilton Street and Rotary Gardens to quiet, tranquil places.
And now the Treasure Hunt is over too. More than seventy people (we guess from the washing up afterwards) took part on a beautiful, hot Sunday afternoon and went looking for clues about children's fairy tales around the village. Not many of them got lost and most returned to help eat the large amounts of cake made for the occasion.
Most of the shepherds put up around the village have now been removed. They were in Pilton Street, The Rock, Westaway Close, Littabourne, Abbey Road, Ladywell and Wordsworth Avenue. We didn't get to hear about the Abbey Road and Ladywell shepherds before they were spirited away but we have since received a photo and added the one from Ladywell. Click on this photo to see them.
And tributes to two of Pilton Green Man Day's finest were left in a young larch tree in the entrance to Pilton House. To learn more about Noel Harley, who died in 2009, and Hamish Patrick, who died in 2014, follow the links on the images below.
AND WHILE YOU'RE HERE ...........
Pilton Cinema is on the last Friday of every month in Pilton Church Hall starting at 7.45pm. Visit the cinema website www.piltoncinema.org for more details.
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