GIG 2004

Barton Turn Marina 18 - 23 August

My photographic record of a fantastic weekend




On route, Alrewas Lock and Wychnor Lock


Beeky, Mr Millin and Richard holding Harvey


The GIG site



GIGers enjoying the facilities


Mandy and Bruce - Friday night

Eh! What?


Great lighting, great atmosphere, courtesy of Guy Morgan



The great Spudfest

And then came 'Dumpy'


Have we got a licence for dancing?


Thirsty work this enjoying yourself


Now, I press this button and........... "Andrew, do come and dance"........ I know I can do 56 mats in one go


Dumpy and his Rusty Nuts - head banging, loud, fabulous band


Dumpy and Tom Kitching - Some say, musical history in the making

You put your right leg in, your right leg out


A fairly slow, steady, casual start to the day, I wonder why



The crowd are itching to get going                        Dave, Guy and Connie, auctioneers


The Auction raised a magnificent 877.70 for this years GIG charities, Disabled Afloat Riverboat Trust and The Litchfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust

DART Website

The Litchfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust Website


Why are we waiting, Oh why are we waiting............Not any more the curry / Chinese has arrived



Quiz time, Terry Streeter at the mike...... and in the quiz set by Mr Millin and the lovely Margaret Millin, Will Chapman 'enjoys' a Beeky gherkin for arguing with the quizmaster. You had to be there!


Were then entertained by the highly talented Tom Kitching, superb


And joined by John Watson and Bruce Peckett

No I can stand up, honest, hic



                            Clear up time                          After a beautiful sunny weekend it rained overnight

And so Wendy and I and everybody else, gradually drifted away

Thanks everybody who came and helped. It was a very memorable GIG

Andrew Dyke

Next year?