On Saturday 20th August The Cragg’s Country Business Park hosted a fun filled day in aid of Watermark Flood Fund, the weather was not kind , the rain lashed down and the wind howled but nothing could dampen the day.
50 tractors in all shapes and sizes lined up ready to start the first annual Calderdale charity Tractor run, what a sight! with Calder Valley Search and Rescue parading the recently badged aluminium boat that was used to help rescue so many members of the community during the floods that hit Cumbria, York and the Calder Valley on Boxing Day. They ventured over the hills above Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge with the help of the young farmers, a challenging 25 mile route collecting donations on the way before returning back to The Craggs.
The big barn was a hub of activity with something for everybody, garden games, a bar, BBQ, stalls, a blender bike from Halifax Rugby League and music.
Craggies Farm Shop and Deli kept everybody well fed, starting with giant bacon butties in the morning followed by a selection of burgers for lunch, beef, venison and water buffalo, what a treat.
The amazing alpaca’s from County Alpacas were happily being walked around the business park and you were invited to see how the alpaca duvets are made in the mill tour, utterly mesmerising.
Vocation Brewery not only had a bar in the big barn but they welcomed visitors into the brewery to see the beer process with the chief brewer and sample ‘Life and Death’.
Little Valley brewery opened their bar for the day and 50p from every pint was donated into the Watermark Flood Fund.
Blazing Saddles ran guided rides over the tops, an intermediate in the morning and an advanced in the afternoon, braving the torrential rain, what troopers!
Calder weaving demonstrated their high tech machines weaving a selection of plaid designs for visitors to marvel.
Polkadot Lane did a selection of no sew workshops from their new shop at the Business Park, super bunting creations without a needle in sight.
A super day was had by all and we would like to thank all involved for making the effort to support Watermark Flood Fund.