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Weather ends civil war at Ingleton Wild West Weekend
9:00am Friday 20th September 2013 in News
The American civil war was brought to an abrupt halt on Sunday – not by the fighting troops, but by the wind and rain.
The second day of Ingleton’s Wild West Weekend was cancelled because of the bad weather. But some beautiful conditions on Saturday brought people out in their droves.
Down on the Holme Head show field, renamed the Limestone Pass for the event, the allure of cowboys was brought to life by the Spirit of the Past while the American Civil War Society (ACWS) recreated the battle between the Unionists in the north and the Confederates in the south.
Made up from many different member units, the society portrays the life of men and women during America’s four-year conflict through battles, displays of period medical techniques, authentic camps and military drills.
Other attractions included a horse riding display from Carol Lockey, pony rides with Adele and Tiny Tim, vintage and craft stalls in the square and music by guitarist and singer Kym Seymour.
The planned duck race will take place once the river level has gone down.
With the early autumn weather forcing the cancellation of Sunday’s programme, organisers John and Elaine Ward have decided to stage next year’s Wild West Weekend over the August bank holiday.