Stepping Stones Festival 2017 - for the stewards

Following the stewards as they set up the festival site, worked all weekend and dismantled the site on Sunday. Photographs by Marj Baillie
The stewards gather at 9 a.m. for a briefing from Tim Straight to work! Many hands......... The electricians work hard in the marquee
Setting up the sound system in the Hall There are lots of awkward items to move to the lawn  V5A0625  MG 0115
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The banners go on awkward frames Don't let go! Making the gazebos safe for the Craft Village High Fives
Campsite with welcoming kettle A joint task ....to hide the corporate logos When it rained, some paths were flooded
Order of performers at the Bandstand A well earned sit down (for a minute or so) The place is taking shape  V5A0665
 V5A0697 The woodland paths are delightful Ready for the first arrivals Finding their way around the site
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Open mic This looks like fun The Hadrian Singers from Haltwhistle Coffee at the community kitchen
Delicious food all weekend Pizzas cooked in a wood burning oven Tasty burgers and much more Vegan delights
Sweet or savoury pancakes Can you catch a fish? Sheltering from the rain on Saturday morning Using natural materials to help the cars across the field
The rain did not dampen spirits  V5A1649 Alison and granddaughter  V5A0954 audience The Musical Madmen
Watch out, there's a photographer about! Red ukeleles to try out in Ian's workshop Performing Wild Thing on Sunday at the Bandstand  V5A0884
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The compere keeps his eye on the bands Making Dorset buttons Another wonderful hat At the bandstand
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Maggie braves the rain Ella-Joy Tilly Moses and Ella-Joy  V5A1345
Maggie teaches whistle Three willing pupils BOC Mallorca relax before their set The sensomatic is a great success
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The end of a concert Pulling our own pints at the end of Sunday P1010035 The tired group prepares for a final photoshoot
Tim gives well deserved presents P1010074 Looking nearly as fit as on Friday morning! After that, there was still more work to do
Packing away the wet gazebos Clearing the tracks to return the site to normal again