Cuckoo Festival and Street Market 2009 Report

The Hog Roast was again  one of the star attractions. It is not everyday that one is able to enjoy food prepared by first class Chefs. The Hog Roast was provided by The Austwick Traddock Hotel, cooked by and carved by staff from the hotel, and supervised by hotel owner Bruce Reynolds. The ‘hog’ was from a local organic and free range source.

Setting up this year was so much easier than in some previous years when dark clouds hovered with menace. This year it was very obvious that sales of cold drinks and ice cream would be a record.

The day turned out to be very warm.

The organisers always give a lot of attention in keeping younger visitors occupied. Punch and Judy is always very popular with young and old and never goes out of fashion;

‘Punch and Judy’ made their first appearance over three hundred years ago.

Brian Gore, a regular artiste at the Austwick Street Market worked very hard at keeping the many younger visitors amused.

Donkey rides were as ever, extremely popular.

2009 Austwick Amble Fell Race

The Austwick Annual Amble (Fell Race) had a large number of entrants represented from clubs all over the country.

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