April 29, 2013 in Wessenden Valley
It’s that time of year again where Marsden village celebrates the slightly daft villagers who once tried to build a wall around a cuckoo to keep it here so spring & summer would stay but forgot to put a roof on – it was nobbut one course too low! Not surprisingly, the slightly more intelligent cuckoo flew away.
This year the rain mostly held off (except for a freaky hailstorm in the morning) so maybe spring is nearly here.
The Rhubarb Molly dance group were in bright colours to bring out the sunshine:
The local Morris side – the Thieving Magpies were having fun:
And the Frumptarn Guggenband (or the groovy Dalmatian trumpet players as I like to call them) were as entertaining as usual:
There was the annual cuckoo parade with the giant cuckoo:
The local schools made cuckoos and showed off their work on cuckoos from around the world:
More pictures from the parade:
The local firemen also joined in. We are losing our local fire station and it was a nice way for everyone to cheer them goodbye.
There was also a thrilling finale to the duck race….
Spot the ducks if you can!
Thanks to Sharon & the cuckoo festival team for all their hard work.
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