Glorious sunshine for third day of Rushbearing Festival

The rainy showers of yesterday were long forgotten as the sun shone on the Rushcart procession this afternoon (Sunday).

At Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club, crowds soaked up the sun as the procession made its way on to the field, to the sound of the fantastic Eclipse band.

Rushbearing cart, St John's Church, Warley

Rushbearing cart, St John's Church, Warley

Today, visitors can enjoy performances from Ryburn Longsword, Rainbow Morris, Persephone Women’s Northwest Morris, Knots of May, Hebden Bridge Hill Millies and Rampant Rooster.

The Rushbearing weekend will draw to a close this evening as the procession arrives in Ripponden, and the Songs of Praise service in St. Bartholomew’s Church will mark the end of the festival.

Watch the video for a taste of today’s events and don’t forget to pick up your copy of Friday’s Courier for a full report and more pictures.