Annual beer festival is a knockout for boxer Josh

Josh Warrington officially opens the 2016 Morley Beer Festival with festival organisers David Nebard and Noel Bullock.  (AB125a0316)
Josh Warrington officially opens the 2016 Morley Beer Festival with festival organisers David Nebard and Noel Bullock. (AB125a0316)
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With more than 35 ales and ciders on the menu, this year’s Morley Beer Festival was a resounding success.

The fourth annual festival kicked-off a family weekend for the local community with Morley Cricket Club welcoming Leeds boxer Josh Warrington to open the event.

Popular with the punters, the club also joined forces with Partners Brewery to brand one of its ale The Yorkshire Champion.

Joining Josh on Friday was Tingley Brass Band and singer Mollie Targett performing early in the evening.

There were also the usual wide selection of rides, stalls, quads and food for everyone.

The kitchen was open as well as The Allotment caravan selling its special wraps, with the Yorkshire pudding a definite favourite.

On Saturday the club welcomed Dukes Pizza to feed the hungry visitors and a Hog Roast was also served.

Young singer Tionne Pringle took to the stage early in the afternoon and headlining on the Saturday night was local band Big Mouth.

The festival finale took place on Sunday with juniors Charlie Bell and Sam Davis and their band Blind Jack entertaining the crowd.

The lucky first 1,000 people through the door were also given a commemorative festival glass and programme.