Before some one pipes up this blog is called Promote Thanet I will say it is my blog and I blog what I want and I want to promote British Wool. My Day would if he had lived he would have been 100 years old on the fifth of next month and one of my lasting memories of him was with his sheep. I won’t go all sentimental and say he loved his sheep he was a farmer and his sheep represented his livelihood he looked after them but they were bred to be meat and destined for slaughter, so don’t get doe eyed and think of baby lambs gambolling around . I despair at the protestors who want to stop live exports from Ramsgate the UK has the best animal welfare legislation in Europe but for some these are not good enough. Still I don’t want to pick a fight with those who hold different views to mine I want to promote British Wool. As a youngster I loved shearing time it was always a busy time herding the sheep and seeing them step out after being shorn all white and fresh but bewildered as to what had gone on.
Well last night on the BBC’s Countryfile
Adem was bemoaning the price of wool fleeces and it got me thinking about
British Wool and how once it had made Britain great. I ended up searching the
web an discovered it is British Wool Weekend next week on the First and Second
of September. The event is to be held in the Yorkshire Event Centre, The Great
Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. To find out more details visit the website. I doubt this post will send people in
their hoards up to visit but if it prompts one person to consider buying
British wool it will have served its purpose. Plus it has bought childhood
memories of my long dead dad back to me and
the few glorious years I had with him.