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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 7th January, 2020)

Frost Festival

Frost Festival
Taken at the recent Frost Festival in Mesnes Park.

Photo: David  (Sony DSC-RX100)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 7th January 2020 at 14:53

So what happens at a Frost Fair ?

Comment by: peebee on 7th January 2020 at 16:21

Don't know, all the people are too frosty to talk. The one on the right must be a 'Terminator', look at its feet. :(

Comment by: Kenee on 7th January 2020 at 17:05

There were stalls and amusements, entertainment and music from a disco and the Fat Cat Brass Band. The finale was a pretty good firework display.

Comment by: peebee on 7th January 2020 at 17:58

Look Out Look out Jack Frost is about
He's after your fingers and toes.
And all through the night,the gay little sprite
Is working where nobody knows.
He'll climb every tree,so nimble is he
his silvery powder he'll shake.
To windows he'll creep,and while your asleep
such wonderful pictures he'll make.
Across the grass,he'll merrily pass
and change it's greenness to white.
Then home he will go, and laugh,ho ho ho!
What fun I have had in the night.

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th January 2020 at 20:19

Love the poem, peebee! xx

Comment by: Veronica on 7th January 2020 at 20:39

There used to be Frost Fairs on the Thames when it froze over in the ' Llittle Ice Age'. The river was wider then and because boats couldn't sail with their wares, market stalls were put up and goods sold from them for the Winter months, from the 1680's and up to the 1800's, It's hard to believe but it really happened. If interested there's a lot more to read on Google.

Comment by: Philip G. on 7th January 2020 at 22:26

Thanks for that Veronica; Google's Images of 'markets on the frozen Thames'.

Comment by: Johnny on 10th January 2020 at 09:20

A man in Alaska breaks down in his car.
The engineer attends and says
You've blown a seal
No I haven't replies the man indignantly
It's frost on my moustache ;-)

Comment by: Janette on 11th January 2020 at 14:42

Looks like a scene from Narnia.They might scare little kids!

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