Well there was the local steam rally at the Hoops pub at Bassingbourn. John was there with his steam roller (one or two of the steam engines might come to the Scything Festival at Wimpole). There was one very interesting steam roller called William which actually belonged to the Cambridge Corporation and in fact was only disposed of as late as 1963 (and only then because the driver retired and nobody else wanted to drive it!!!!) Then there was the ‘Weird Wood Festival’ -plenty to see and do, mostly related to woody things. Star attraction for me? The wood sculptor who carved the 1920s style girls- see if you can find them in the gallery. The pole lathe turned mushrooms were very good and so were the hazel flowers (especially the coloured ones). I also liked the large willow sculptures and the fretwork. Then there were the massive dining room tables- excellent for the children, a sort of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Plenty of ideas here and a few contacts, especially the mobile sawmill man.