Jiving in the streets at Sowerby Bridge Totally Locally market - more fun to come in Brighouse on Saturday

Totally Locally market at Sowerby Bridge. Dance group Jive 45.
Totally Locally market at Sowerby Bridge. Dance group Jive 45.

They were jiving in the streets of Sowerby Bridge when traders organised the first Totally Locally market for the town.

Enticing smells were coming from scores of stalls in the market in Wharf Street as local producers brought a feast of different food and drink to try.

There was also a host of free entertainment, including dancing from Jive 45 and songs from singers Chelsea Watkins and Jessica Bradley.

And film fans were treated to a huge outdoor screen showing movies throughout the day.

In the evening, the screen moved down to the canal basin to show Dirty Dancing and The Italian Job.

The market was brought to the town by traders in Sowerby Bridge.

One, Andrea Mellor of Deli Belge, said: “We’d really like to see a regular Sunday food and craft market in Sowerby Bridge both as an attraction for visitors and for locals to enjoy.

The event also coincided with the Rochdale Canal Festival.

There will be more Totally Locally fun taking place in Calderdale on Saturday when the team hold a market inBrighouse.

From 9am to 5pm, the market will be filling the town centre, this time promising to be bigger and better than ever.

The event has been organised as part of Brighouse Arts Festival and will feature producers who have been at previous Totally Locally markets in Brighouse as well as some new additions.

Among the food on offer will be a hog roast from GigPig, a hot food banquet from the Street Pakistani restaurant, and a Mongolian stirfry from Temujin restaurant.

Shoppers will not be short of entertaiment, with the likes of Vegas and Elvis, the Flashbacks - a Glenn Miller tribute band - and The Kirklees Music Band making appearances.

Youngsters will be able to enjoy a trip on a miniature steam train or experience all the fun of the fair with a visit to the traditional fairground rides that will be available throughout the day.

Lesley Adams, of Simply Flowers in Brighouse and one of the event organiser, said: “The popularity of the Brighouse food and craft markets have grown and grown and are now synonymous with offering visitors the chance to buy some great quality local produce at fabulous prices.

“It is a wonderful event as the markets are now more than just a chance to stock up on wonderful local food and drink, instead they have become a destination event for many families. Visiting the Brighouse market is a great family day out, with such a fabulous range of entertainment and activities available that it can take a full day to experience all there is on offer.”