Saturday, 1 July 2017

A grand family day out in the park

Above: family fun was to the fore at the Grand deParty at Silsden park on July 1st, opening a month of events to celebrate the community spirit triggered by the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014. 
Above: Ace Workshop's Lucy Thornton (right) and assistant Lizzie Lee, who run forest schools and outdoor education, showed how to make a camp fire. 
Above: Nathan and Amy Gibson and Leah Saunders (right) received tuition from bowls club members.
Above: Keith Davies, a former deputy head at St Mary's School, Riddlesden, entertained children with a traditional Punch and Judy show. He also judged the dog show.
Above: sisters Edie and Mabel Marriott and Mason Sellars were among Punch and Judy's attentive audience.
 Above: Ellie Woodhead with her pet Jack Russells Pip and Paddy (foreground). Paddy won the 'most handsome' award in the dog show.
Above: Silsden AFC's under-8s for next season were put through their paces by coach Paul Rance.
Above: Lucy Hope became an RSPB member at the society's promotional stand. The Hope family's pet lurcher Tizzy was chosen as the prettiest bitch in the dog show.
Above: Neil Whitaker (centre), who heads the organising committee, was MC for the day's events, which included Silsden Brass Band, Silsden Singers, running races, tennis, bike trials and children's cycling.