Saturday July 16th 2022
Today we’re off to Shrewsbury for the Let’s Rock festival. It’s based at The Quarry, a beautiful 29-acre parkland near the river Severn.
It’s a very early start as we have to be there for 10.00 am.
Different route today and we’re going via the Wallasey tunnel
Alas, no videos and no time allocated to stop off at a Camra awarded pub😕
At least we could stop for a bit of breakfast after seeing this omen…
We didn’t hang around for long…
We motored on and arrived fairly quickly at the venue.
The artists area was great!
Just enough time to have a look around the festival!
We had a quick line check as the crowd were starting to file in…
We were on stage soon…
so we headed back stage to check the rider.
The crowd had come right up to the front now…
We were ready to go on after meeting the legendary David Benson Phillips who was compere for the days event.
David gave us a great introduction and then we were on!
Crowd were brilliant!
We got a great reception and headed off backstage.
Edward Tudor-Pole was also performing!
We then went back out front into the sunshine to watch Scritti Politti
They were excellent and we met Green Gartside backstage!
We wanted to stay longer and see Bad Manners but we had to get back to Liverpool.
So we had to say farewell to Shrewsbury!
On the way in we’d earmarked the Olde Bucks Head as a possible getaway from the festival but it was never going to happen.
So instead we decided to travel up to Liverpool and head to The Old Tap in Waterloo where a couple of beer aficionado’s were keenly awaiting our arrival.
We had something to eat on the bus and a possible snooze then….
The Mersey Tunnel!
5 minutes in the tunnel then another 15 to Waterloo and we arrived at The Old Tap.
It’s a new pub getting rave reviews
First off we sampled the Polly’s ‘Neither Odd or Even.
Went down very well…
Next I’m sure we had the ‘From Above’ by the Track brewing company.
Maybe we had one more for the road but I can’t remember what it was, or much else for that matter.
But what a fantastic day out we all had!