Lydiate Village Festival

This years event, held yesterday, benefited from good weather and a big turn-out of locals. It took place behind the famous Scotch Piper Pub and in the adjacent grounds of Lydiate Abbey.

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It was the second weekend in a row that I listened to Maghull Wind Orchestra although playing in a large tent in Lydiate could not be much further from the grand surroundings of Sefton Park’s Palm House of last week! Of course they were just as good though.

Maghull Wind Orchestra

Maghull Wind Orchestra

There was a display of owls and what wonderful creatures they are. Sadly some of them had previously been mistreated and others injured making their return to the wild impossible.

Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Eurasian Eagle Owl

A battle re-enactment was also taking place which certainly made the owls all a flutter when the guns went off!.

Battle Re-enactment

Battle Re-enactment

All in all a good day out and the organising committee deserve great credit for their efforts which must be year round.

The owl photos are amongst my Flickr photo’s at
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Maghull Wind Orchestra plays Sefton Palm House

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I attended my first concert by Maghull Wind Orchestra last Sunday in the grand surroundings of the Palm House in Liverpool’s Sefton Park.

And an excellent, well attended concert it was too with the 74, yes 74, member orchestra putting on a varied and entertaining performance.

Cllr. Jen Robertson is a member of the Orchestra where she plays the flute. Here are a couple of photo’s that I took on the day:-

Musical Director Phil Shotton addresses the audience.

Musical Director Phil Shotton addresses the audience.

There were 74 members playing in this particular concert!

There were 74 members playing in this particular concert!