Grasmere Rushbearing 2021

With the uncertainties over Covid, Rushbearing 2021 was again online.

With changing restrictions Grasmere Rushbearing 2021 was one of the most difficult to plan and prepare for. The committee want to thank everyone who took part in the event. It was brilliant to have Grasmere School, a number of shops, two brass bands and members of the community playing a part even if it wasn’t in a traditional format. This year’s addition of a competition for best shop window and a colouring competition certainly added another dimension.

Thank you for sharing your photo memories of Rushbearing in days gone by, these can be seen on the Grasmere Rushbearing Facebook page at:

Whilst everyone that played a part deserves and received a medal, congratulations go to:

Best Window Display:

  • 1st place Baldry’s tea room
  • 2nd place Grasmere Tea Gardens
  • 3rd place Grasmere Garden Village

Best Overall Bearing – Christina Watts

Best Adult Bearing – Jennifer Hardisty

Best Junior Bearing – Lily Dougherty

Best Infant Bearing – Ella Dougherty/Matilda-Mei Burton

Best Junior Colouring – Elizabeth Priddle

Best Infant Colouring – Grace Priddle

Thank you for coming together and keeping this ancient tradition alive. Special thanks to Tom and the team at Grasmere Co-op for providing significant support.

Looking forward to seeing how creative people can be when we hopefully return to a more normal event in 2022 – date for your diary – Saturday 9th July 2022

Will Clark

Baldry’s receiving prize for Best Shop display
Christina Watts overall winner
The winning entry
Helen Eastes bearing
Jennifer Hardisty’s bearing