Sunday, 1 September 2013

Maritime Ipswich Festival

Ipswich Waterfront
Hi all,
I'm posting this a week late, but I thought Id share some pictures of the Maritime Festival in Ipswich, that took place over the week end of 24th & 25th August 2013. 

Every year Ipswich hosts this festival to celebrate all things nautical and bring together Ipswich's Waterfront Maritime past, present and future at the Ipswich Waterfront, Quayside and Docks. Here's some of the activities staged for the weekend, a craft market, a beer festival, hosted by Isaacs's bar, fairground, Yo Ho Ho Pirate Puppet Show (I missed this) , boat cruises and Georgian re-enactment activities. There was a lot more happening, too much for me to list properly. 
My wife and I were going to go on the Saturday, but it rained all day. Luckily on Sunday, the weather was glorious so we went and had a fun day out, here are some of the photo's we took, hope you enjoy.

Red Coats demonstrating rifle drill.

Taking Aim!

Just missed them firing :(

All along the waterfront were stalls demonstrating how things
were done in Georgian times, here we see some cooking.

Some nice Redcoats explaining the operation of the rifles.

Ipswich waterfront.

Another shot of waterfront.

Redcoats were everywhere.

One of the many tall ships anchored, you could board some
and have a look around.

A couple of ladies enjoying the sun.

Ye Olde Fire Brigade.

Ships near the fairground.

A little video of some period dance, very street in it's day I believe!

Hope you enjoyed the pics, cya next time!