Vintage stuff in Blackwater
THE organisers of the field day and threshing event in Blackwater were delighted with the success of the day.
The money raised from it will go towards the local senior citizen’s Christmas party so the organising committee was delighted to see it supported so well.
In addition to the spectacle of seeing vintage farm machinery from a bygone era being used to harvest grain there was also a wide range of fringe attractions on-site to keep all visitors entertained throughout the afternoon regardless of age.
The field day aspect of the initiative saw numerous different activities and attractions on-site including face-painting and a bouncy castle.
Visitors were also treated to some fantastic music with local performers showcasing the creative talent that exists within the community.
Country music fans also got to showcase their fancy footwork with some line-dancing - which proved very popular with those in attendance.
As well as the threshing machines there was also equipment like vintage belt-driven hoppers at the event which gave an insight into what agricultural and industrial life was like in the middle and early parts of the last century.
The numerous vintage tractors at the field day proved very popular with visitors - especially children - highlighting that the attraction of such machines is as strong now as it was when they left the production line decades ago.
The organisers of the event thanked everyone who contributed to its success and the fact it was all for a very good cause made it all the more satisfying for all involved.
Bronagh Cullen and Sinead Cash. Sean Furlong from The Faythe in Wexford.
Victor Thompkins and John O’Connor, both Kilmuckridge, Jim ‘Thatcher’ Murphy, Screen, and Eddie Murphy, Morriscastle.
Ella O’Brien, Erin O’Brien and Aoibhín Roche.
The ‘Dancing with Declan’ group.
Elizabeth Walsh with ‘Molly’ and Teri Heffernan with ‘Bow’.
Jade and Val Whelan.