Monday, 21 June 2010

Father's Day

What a glorious day it was too. There was a Classic Bike show at Gawthorpe Hall - good bit of planning to have it on Father's Day as it's hard to refuse to go on that day!  Very well organised though, there's an ice-cream van, the National Trust tea room is open, there's a children's entertainer and the glorious hall to admire. A grand day out.
Gawthorpe Hall is a fabulous Jacobean house that is just on the edge of Padiham. It's really lovely. There's an amazing textile collection there too which is well worth a visit if you are ever in the vicinity. Some say it's the model for Thornfield Hall in Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre". You could imagine poor old bonkers Bertha locked up in the Attic here couldn't you! And of course, there's the classic bike show on Father's Day too!
We really enjoyed ourselves. Lots of standing around and admiring bikes by DH and my dad. I quite like seeing all the bikes around the old hall - really strange mix. And the chap in the full vintage gear was quite a character. Love the outfit! And the socks!!

There was face painting and an entertainer for the children so everyone had a good time. Looking forward to doing it all again next Father's Day.

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