Looking ahead to the penultimate weekend of July before we head into August and what a weekend it should be in and around Grange over Sands.
Firstly on Saturday and Sunday the 25th and 26th of July is the annual Cumbria Steam Gathering at Cark Airfield, Flookburgh. One of the biggest steam engine gatherings in the UK, the event is scheduled to have over 1300 exhibitors this year. As well as the steam engines will be vintage vehicles including tractors and agricultural machinery, service vehicles, cars and motorcycles. There will be plenty of spectacles including the Red Dragon Monster Truck team and the Inch Perfect Motorcycle Trials and no Cumbrian show would be without showings of sheep and other farm animals, dogs, craft tents and exhibitions.
Also new for 2015 is a 1940’s style themed tearoom in honour of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain the 70th anniversary of VE Day. This is anticipated to be quite a busy part of the show and even more special being situated on Carl Airfield, a genuine war time airfield. The show begins at 9am both days until 5pm and tickets can be purchased online or on the day.
And Sunday also is another outdoor event, PromArt. It’s safe to say everyone concerned is hoping for a bright sunny day at this July event on the prom at Grange over Sands. The previous 3 events which are held monthly have been busier than ever attracting new artists and crafts people as well as great visitor numbers. Head into the town for refreshments and make a real day of it.
Being a busy weekend, accommodation is booking up fast. Bay Villa the luxury B&B in Grange on Main Street has an unexpected room available for the weekend. The large double/twin room, The Estuary, includes the 5 star breakfast served at Bay Villa, uninterrupted views and a separate dressing room for £130 per night based on 2 sharing. Call 015395 36793 or book online via http://www.bayvilla.net/.