A perfect day for Warley Country Show

Olivia Boyle and Megan Evans enjoy an ice-cream at the Warley Country Fair during Bank Holiday weekend.

Olivia Boyle and Megan Evans enjoy an ice-cream at the Warley Country Fair during Bank Holiday weekend.

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The shining sun only complemented the fun had by all at Warley’s annual Garden Show, 2013.

People enjoyed a whole array of activites. From donkey rides and bouncy castles to tombolas and games including the wheel of fortune and a coconut shy.

Dressed for summer, mayor and mayoress John and Janet Hardy, at Warley Country Fair on Bank Holiday Monday.

Dressed for summer, mayor and mayoress John and Janet Hardy, at Warley Country Fair on Bank Holiday Monday.

Live performances from Bill Millis ladies morris dancing group and local solo artists kept crowds entertained throughout the afternoon.

Audiences were in for a treat when it came to Warley dog show - where canines competed in the best biscuit catcher and best waggiest tail competition.

Plenty of food was on offer to tickle taste buds as Totally Locally stallholders: Just Jenny’s Ice-Cream, Toddy’s Farm, Little Yorkshire Pie Co., Stickeys Bee Keeper, and the Porkery served up some tempting treats.

The mayor of Calderdale coun John Hardy and the town crier also participated in the show.

Hebden Bridge Hillbillies perform at Warley Country Fair on Bank Holiday Monday.

Hebden Bridge Hillbillies perform at Warley Country Fair on Bank Holiday Monday.

Coun John Hardy said: “The wonderful weather has added marvellously to the day. I hope it’s a great success for all the traders.”

Pam Mollan stallholder of Your Secret Gourmet said: “It was an extremely good day for trade. There was a great balance of various stalls and a lovely atmosphere.”

The show must go on - and it did. After the show, from 2pm-5pm, a late licenced bar opened ‘till late whilst a band performed to crowds and a hog roast was served to soak up the liquid.

Organiser Ellie Bailey, of Warley, said: “It was phenomenally successful. We had double the footfall compared with last year - and made double the money.

“All of the Totally Locally producers have said they want to come back next year.”