Dodgy weather doesn’t dampen spir­its at thresh­ing!

Wexford People - - NEWS -

WET weather didn’t stop peo­ple flock­ing to Oliver Walsh’s field in Black­wa­ter for the Black­wa­ter Vin­tage Club’s an­nual thresh­ing and field day. There was a great at­mos­phere at the event all day with peo­ple com­ing from right across the lo­cal area to take in the majesty of th­ese vin­tage ma­chines and en­joy a host of other en­ter­tain­ment on of­fer over the course of a jam-packed day.

A to­tal of five work­ing thresh­ing mills were in ac­tion on the day along with a host of other im­mac­u­late vin­tage farm ma­chin­ery. As if the im­pres­sive site of the mills in full flow wasn’t enough, there was live mu­sic and danc­ing with De­clan along with a host of other items to en­ter­tain young and old such as a bot­tle stall, the hotly con­tested dog show and the cu­ri­ously ti­tled ‘poo lotto’.

This year also marked 100 an­niver­sary of Ford and there were some stun­ning Ford Trac­tors on dis­play on the day, show­ing why they have man­aged to last the test of time. All of the money raised on the day goes di­rectly to­wards the Black­wa­ter Christ­mas Lights fund and the or­gan­is­ers were de­lighted to hand over a cheque for €2,000 fol­low­ing another suc­cess­ful day.

‘It was a great day, de­spite the rain,’ said He­len Cullen, one of those be­hind the event. ‘Even with the weather be­ing bad, peo­ple were still com­ing and go­ing all day. It’s been go­ing for seven or eight years now and it’s a real com­mu­nity ef­fort. All the money will go to­wards the Christ­mas lights and Santa will also visit with presents for the chil­dren. We were de­lighted with the money raised and we’d like to thank ev­ery­one who came along, do­nated and helped out in any way on the day.

Best foot for­ward...danc­ing with De­clan.

Sean Moore and Pat Doyle.

Tom Car­roll and Larry Whe­lan.

Lisa-Ann Parle with her son, Ciaran, and mother, Michelle Dempsey, keep­ing dry.

John Moore, Pat Fur­long and John Moore.

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