Beautiful mid-summer weather for the US Independence Day celebrations at Sulgrave Manor. Visitors and villagers alike enjoyed a whole range of performances and activities, including the “One Step Beyond” Appalachian Dancers, the “String of Pearls” close harmony vocal trio, Husky Dogs, a Circus Skills Workshop, a display of Native American artefacts, clothing and pictures, and of course, the American Bald Eagle. The children followed historic trails, completed quizzes and tried their hands at brass rubbings. Others took part in guided tours of the Manor House itself or strolled in the famous Rose Garden or the scented garden of the Herb Society of Great Britain.
As always on Independence day, visitors were greeted in the courtyard by Wotan of Cotswold Falconry, the symbolic and magnificent bald eagle, ever popular with the children….
On best behaviour with PC Gez Shillito!
….maintained by a special trust.
A pause for musical entertainment by……
….the “String of Pearls” close harmony vocal trio.
The “Hug a Husky” demonstration….
…with the gentle giants of the canine world as star performers
Circus skills to be learnt……
…and adults alike!
Exhibition of native American crafts….
…including this beautiful model canoe and moccasins…
Head-dress worn by Four Souls Rocky Boy Cree Montana in 1930
The boys try their skills at brass rubbing…
Introductory music for….
….the “One Step Beyond” Appalachian dancers
Competing their display with a flourish!
A reminder of the symbolic importance of Sulgrave Manor
Village residents are reminded that they can gain free access
to these lovely events by using their pass cards.
More about Sulgrave Manor at www.sulgravemanor.org.uk.