The sun shone all day yesterday in Northumberland with not a breath of wind. Full credit to all the many organisers in Hexham who organised the Hexham Abey Festival, including the dozens of stands of food, drink and items to buy in the Park. Lots of local organisations turned up to give a hand. I was pleased to see Fentimans, Wylam Brewery and Kenspeckle Chocolates there and had a pint of wylams new summer beer, which was delicious [probably on the last day of summer]. Popped in to the Abbey to see the Soloists, choir and Musicians, who number over 100 people, practising. Also knocked on lots of doors in the morning Collingwood Drive in Hexham and did a bag pack for the Toma fund = a charity supporting families going through cancer. However, my favourite stand I had to take a photo of was this stand in the park run by the Stocksfield Scouts. They were the human fruit machine. You paid a pound, the Scout Leader would blow a whistle, and the 3 lads would show a particular fruit. Never have I seen a stand more covered with Union Jacks and flags of st George. They had made the stand themselves and were having a great day. This was one of dozens of stalls.