Saturday, 2 July 2011

Wakes day



For me, Alstonefield is the quintessential Staffordshire Peak District village. It's pretty but not prettifield, and while it has enough car parks to satisfy the hordes of ramblers, there is no other concession to commercialism. It's a living and working village that is not just the preserve of the rich, and it still manages to be perfect.

Today, it was the village's annual 'wakes' and sports day - with the egg & spoon race the most important of all... True to its image, there were just villagers there, and the event was small but perfect.

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