18 June 2012

The Rose Queen Day

2012 Rose Queen - Larissa Melia
Thelwall Rose Queen Day - held in the pretty village of Thelwall, Nr Grappenhall , Lancashire.  It was an afternoon event with many floats making up the procession which travelled through the village prior to the Crowning of the new  Rose Queen for 2012.
The Loose Enders - "60 Years of Music"
Thelwall Infant School - "Countries of The Commonwealth"
Retiring Rose Queen 2011 Claire Berry
Warrington Pipe Band
Parish Church of  All Saints - "Queen's Jubilee"
Thelwall Morris Men
Phoenix Drum and Trumpet Corps
Retiring Rose Queen Claire Berry
Prizes for the floats
One of the very popular rides at the Fun Fair which was on site.
Karen with Fly and Kath with Amber demonstrating a pairs routine
to Freddy Mercury's "I was Born To Love  You"
Both dogs looking very keen in their Heelwork
Karen and Kes working swiftly through "Me Ol' Bamboo"
Kes is 14 yrs old and still very keen to join in with the demonstrations
Kath with young Denby explains a little about
 the sport of Heelwork To Music
Followed by Karen with Fly and "Singing In The Rain" - luckily the rain stopped for the entire time  of the Top Lodge demonstration
Fly jumping for joy
Adults were invited into the ring to try weaving with some of the Top Lodge Dogs!
Denby showing true concentration!
Amber teaching her "handler" the Hope Weave!
The Weave Race - it was a close finish.
And then it was the turn of the children to try and beat the speedy Fly!!
Wet knees - but it didn't matter -they wanted to be quicker than Fly
Great fun for all on this damp afternoon!
Erin showing her speed at changing direction!
And a roll over - all moves to show the audience what their pet dogs could do with careful training
And finally Kath with Spice - Flying around the ring
Even lying down on the very wet grass.
Happy Spice jumping
Top Lodge thank Ken and Dorothy for making the trip to Thelwall
and for all Ken's help with the Top Lodge Dogs.
Last event of the day was the Thelwall Community Junior School Tug-of-War
Many thanks to the Thelwall Rose Queen Day committee for inviting the Top Lodge Dancing Dogs to appear at this very enjoyable annual event.

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