Open Days, Saturday, 10th & Sunday, 11th September 2016

The  weather was fine for our September Open Days. Saturday was mainly overcast, but Sunday was very sunny. Well over one hundred visitors arrived on both days, to explore our Dragline, inside and outside. In the Substation, working models demonstrated how Draglines operated and DVDs of Draglines at work were running throughout the day.

We were pleased to welcome three Leeds City Councillors, Keith Wakefield, Mary Harland and James Lewis, along with many other local people who are regular visitors. Other people had come greater distances, including a man from the Isle of Man, on his motorcycle.  Someone who had formerly worked with Draglines in the North East of England, arrived from Australia, where he now lives, having worked with Draglines there, too, and also in Africa. Some Ploughing enthusiasts who were in the area for an event near York also added Oddball to their trip.

Souvenir Oddball Mugs were on sale to raise funds, as were Dragline DVDs, and the Tombola was very popular, with topical prizes very kindly donated by various traders at the Hillhead Quarry Exhibition which had taken place at Buxton, Derbyshire during the Summer.