Elland Carnival: Dancing and fun for our brolly good show

Elland Charity Carnival at Recreation Ground, Elland'Pictured is Elland R&R club
Elland Charity Carnival at Recreation Ground, Elland'Pictured is Elland R&R club

Crowds who braved grey skies and rain were rewarded with a host of entertainment at this year’s Elland Charity Carnival.

The event kicked off with a procession of music and floats which snaked its way through the town, starting from Elland Primary School and finishing on the carnival field at Recreation Lane.

There, the attractions included a climbing wall, fun fair rides, and performances from a rock and roll band.

Children could try riding bikes over an obstacle course, take part in a fancy dress contest and have their faces painted,

There were also games, charity stalls and a bonny baby contest.

Mayor of Calderdale Nader Fekri, who was part of the procession and judged the bonny baby contest, said: “It was fantastic.

“The weather was a bit miserable but the people who came seemed to be having fun.

“There was a good couple of hundred people there and I’m grateful to the carnival committee and the children and parents who attended.”