August 11th dawned dismally with persistent rain falling from grey skies.
Undeterred 25 treasure hunters set off for Whalley Abbey in the hopes that blue skies would appear as we approached this “Locus Benedictus”.
Alas, this was not to be and if anything the fine but exceedingly moist curtain of rain became worse. Never mind , we thought, by the time we've all gathered in the lounge and had a welcoming cuppa things might improve. Okay, we thought, it isn't...
This year our theme for the Fayre was, of course, the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen and it was apt that June 19th, her official birthday was chosen as the day of the Fayre.
Sadly the clerk of the weather was in no mood for fun and just as the last table had been placed on the lawn the rains descended. Everyone scuttled for shelter but it became clear by 11.30 that we would have to retreat to drier accommodation.