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: panic not. With tomato ketchup in the top pocket of his doctor's coat, the vicar, the Rev David Griffiths, tends to an injured cyclist as part of the St James' Church Tour de Faith message (pictured below).
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 Disco Zumba dancers.
Above: a visiting gala queen from Oakworth.
Above: and finally......the town's retained firemen.