Vin­tage stuff in Black­wa­ter

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - By BREN­DAN KEANE

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.

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