Golcar Lily Day has probably had its biggest ever attendance.
Thousands of people flocked to the village in glorious sunshine for a feast of entertainment and a fly-past by two World War Two fighter aircraft flying in formation.
Organising committee chair Sue Starr (below) was staggered by the size of the turn-out and was quick to thank the kindness of so many people who give their time and effort to make it happen.
She said: “We fundraise all year and have held a barbecue, wine-tasting and a quiz night but it just wouldn’t happen without all the wonderful support we have.”
The central hub was on Town End at Golcar where tables and chairs covered the pavement.
They have been bought by Golcar Lily Day with a £4,000 grant from the Thornton Family Fund at One Community Kirklees which means they don’t have to hire them any more and they will be available for other organisations holding events.
The By and Buy charity shop on the Sycamore estate also donated £2,000 towards the cost of hiring musicians.
Sue revealed: “I was in the Commercial pub in Golcar when a customer came up to me, said he recognised me as a Golcar Lily Day organiser and gave me a £200 donation just like that. This is what community is all about, everyone helping everyone else to stage a great event that people love to attend.”
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The presenter and announcer was film producer and professional magician John Danbury who lives in Huddersfield. He even live-streamed the procession on Facebook as it passed through the centre of Golcar.
Entertainment included military and historical re-enactments, brass bands, live music in churches, stalls and games and Colne Valley Museum featuring traditional craft demonstrations, an art exhibition and bread-baking.
Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR (https://ah-pr.com/) specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting. Photographs by SEAN DOYLE and photographs and video by ANDY HIRST.