Yesterday was the start, with a Grand Opening by our "right(wing) honourable" MP and an 18th Century themed Street Fayre.
I did have to pop down to town for a bit of shopping, so I wandered along to where half of the High Street was closed off to traffic. The weather, although unseasonably warm, was wet and unwelcoming, but there were a few things going on, some hardy folk with outdoor market stalls, some people dressed in period clothing,
and, at the time I was there, some of the army were out on parade.
It pretty soon became obvious to me that they were loading their rifles
so I took precautionary measures, and moved round behind them, as they raised their barrels
Well that probably scared a few of the pigeons.