Slideshow: Ee By Gum, Morley folk celebrate Yorkshire Day

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Ee By Gum, it was a grand day out in Morley on Saturday as the town and its folk celebrated Yorkshire Day.

The festival has now become an eagerly anticipated annual event in the town, and saw Queen Street bustling with donkey rides, Morris dancers, fun fair attractions, clowns, live music and stalls selling local produce.

There were competitions for children with prizes being awarded and fundraising for good causes.

The town’s councillors were also on hand with their collection buckets, raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Coun Judith Elliott said: “I saw that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance were wanting people to raise money for them on Yorkshire Day and I suggested to the Mayor of Morley, Coun Simon Kimberley, that the tombola I was preparing for the celebrations should go to them - he agreed wholeheartedly. Coun Danny Harrison helped me along with Chris and Cathy Nutton, and we raised £251 on the tombola. Chris and Cathy also sold white roses and raised another £90.

“We were delighted with the result so thanks to all who gave their support.”

The whole day was a great success yet again for the town, with thousands attending on the day.

Coun Elliott said: “The lovely weather up until the afternoon brought crowds of people into the town. It was a wonderful community feeling, so many people strolling and chatting to friends they possibly hadn’t seen for some time.
“A super Yorkshire affair.”