Sunday, 27 July 2014

Horse-drawn carriage for Silsden Gala queen

Above: Silsden Gala queen Emily-Jane Murdoch and her mum are all smiles as they prepare for the gala-day procession on Sunday, July 27.
Above: gala queen Emily-Jane Murdoch waves regally from her special carriage. The gala queen usually travels in an open-top car but this time Silsden Town Council funded the hiring of a horse-drawn carriage as 2014 is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Above: there was a slight hitch in Kirkgate when a wheel came off Elijah's chariot. Miraculously, an onlooker came to the rescue.
Above: Mrs Margaret Procter with great-grandchildren Libby (right) and Lilly. As Margaret Smith, Mrs Procter was Silsden's gala queen in 1952.
Above: the Eclipse jazz band led the procession.
Above: retiring gala queen Niamh Marie Fearnley.
Above: Silsden majorettes -- the All Stars.
Above: Silsden Disco Zumba dancers.
Above: a visiting gala queen from Oakworth.
Above: Silsden Royal British Legion with a recruiting theme.
Above: visiting gala queens charmed onlookers.
Above: new hair and beauty salon Duvals introduced themselves.
 Above: the Pink Lady Boys of Twisters High.
Above: Colne gala queen.
Above: Jamba Samba drummers.
Above: Lego on the march with Bricks 4 Kidz.
Above and below: vintage tractors made a colourful feature.

 Above: late arrivals for Le Grand Depart?
 Above: junior players from Silsden AFC.
Above: stirring regulars Accrington Pipe Band.
Above: and finally......the town's retained firemen.