Rescue Drama on the Banks of the River Severn
When I went down to Shrewsbury Flower Show this morning with my camera, I was anticipating taking photographs of flowers and produce, brass bands and crowds, fast food vans and stalls selling everything from hats to shoes, garden ornaments to orthopaedic beds. Rather like the set I made in 2007.
Instead, I found myself caught up in an event taking place right across the river from the Quarry Park. Two fire engines and a rescue vehicle with a large hoist, a rescue dinghy and any number of fire officers, police officers. What was going on?
The chap sitting on the edge of the river is holding a halter of an Aberdeen Angus cow, which has got trapped between the wooden planking at the edge of the river and the eroded bank behind it.
The rescue took over an hour from when I started taking photos.
You can see the whole set on Flickr here: Animal Rescue – Shrewsbury
As for me, I am off back to the Flower Show shortly – tonight we have the ever-wonderful Bellowhead in concert, marching bands, choirs and then the dazzling delights of Kimbolton Fireworks for the finale.