Sunday, 26 July 2015

Silsden Gala Queen's reign in the rain
Above: Silsden Gala Queen Hayley Jordan (centre) is pictured with her two rosebuds, Hayley's sister Faith (right) and Maisie McGlinchey. They had pride of place at the gala on Sunday, July 26. After a dry few days, the rain started just as the procession moved along Kirkgate on its way to the attractions at the park. 
Above: Hawaii came to Cobbydale courtesy of the Punch Bowl pub's funtime float.  
Above: Bob the Builder arrives with his helpers from Cobbydale Construction, plus a cute canine, which is the company's mascot.
Above: make-up nearly complete for the authentic-looking clown from building trades merchant JACS, of Snaygill.  
Above: day nurseries made inventive contributions to the procession. Children from Handprints adopted a wildlife theme.
Above: A colourful couple from Handprints. 
Above: Dradishaw House nursery.
Above: Bridge House nursery (Steeton). 
Above: Sutton's gala queen and her attendant.
Above: the Eclipse Jazz Band led the procession.
Above: Mrs Mops were out in force on behalf of local cleaning services.
Above and below: Silsden Churches Together paraded a "Creation" theme. 

Above: the Rev David Griffiths, Vicar of St James' Church, may or may not have been heading for Malham Cove. 
Above: the Pied Piper playgroup, which meets at St James' Church.
Above and below: Silsden Majorettes. 

 Above and below: young rugby players. 

Above: Silsden Royal British Legion came down to earth with a Flying Club mock-up. It was just a pilot project.
Above: Silsden zumba group. 
Above: an intense moment on the Scout float.
Above: junior soccer players on parade.
Above: stirring music from the Accrington Pipe Band.

Above: high fives with DJ EDD (Embarrassing Dad Dancing).
Above: high summer in Cobbydale. Thankfully, we have a dry sense of humour.