Team Kimberley Heads to Luton

Hut Date: Sunday, 4th October, 2009

In preparation for Miss Kimberley's big trip to Luton as part of the Hutliving presentation to the judging panel, Nancy J. Clemance, Ben and Morris Minor came up to Norfolk for the weekend.  Here we have Morris Minor checking out the fine lines of Miss Kimberley ...

Behind (or inside) every great Shepherds Hut is a great Jack Russell ...

 
Is Digger off eating buns ....?
 

Hut Date: Monday, 5th October, 2009
 
The Road to Luton ......
 
 
The big day dawns and at 7.00 a.m. Miss Kimberley is loaded and raring to get to Luton ...
 

Time for tea on the A11.  Bet you don't get many Shepherds Huts passing through these services ...

Safe arrival at Luton at 11.30 a.m. - The UK Centre for Carnival Arts ...

Unloading ...

 
 
A big "thank you" to Carl Matthews (Driver of Miss Kimberley's Chariot), she was in very safe hands and he's a credit to his profession ...
 

Preparations underway before Miss Kimberley heads into the hall ...

Could Morris Minor be suffering from stage fright .....?
 
 
Miss Kimberley makes her grand entrance ...
 
 
Ben, Nancy and Carl Matthews pose with Miss Kimberley ...
 
 
As part of the presentation, Miss Kimberley's interior displayed some fine cast iron plaques commissioned by Ben (see Nancy's Hutliving Blog for more details and photographs), plus running pictures of Miss Kimberley displayed on a laptop, together with a recording of an eighty year old lady I spoke to a few months back, recounting her memories out in the fields during the last war with her grandfather who was a shepherd.
 
 
Her star appearance over and ready for loading and the homeward journey ...
 
 
 
Myself, Nancy, and Ben with Morris Minor ...
 
 
Meanwhile, back to base camp and then off to Miss Kimberley's new resting place by the lake ...
 
 
I'm glad to say that the only damage of the day was a tiny branch which we managed to avoid on the way out, but it hit the roof ridge on the way home just 500 yards from unloading.  All was fixed in a trice!
 
 
More photo's of Miss Kimberley languishing lakeside can be seen by hopping over here...in the late evening sunshine!
 
 
Meanwhile, we are all awaiting the Judging Panel's verdict on 22nd October 2009 ....we can't wait that long ......!! 
 
22nd October, 2009:  We have awaited and the winner for the East Region has been announced.  Alas not the Hutliving Project but our congratulations go to Robert Pacitti - Pacitti Company: On Landguard Point.
 
However, our congratulations must also go to Nancy, Ben and of course Morris Minor for taking the Hutliving project so far and with what has already been achieved to date in true Olympian spirit ....unity, friendship and opportunity, plus a healthy dollop of competition along the way!  I feel very priviliged to have been involved, along with Miss Kimberley.
 
I really look forward to following their future journey with these noble historical dwellings  ....the Shepherds Hut.  Rest assured we shall keep you up to speed here at Thurgarton Iron Works.