Yorkshire Day celebrations

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Hundreds of families celebrated everything Yorkshire with a day dedicated to their county.

Games, sporting events, arts, crafts and even birds of prey were part of the activities that took place last Thursday.

A fun day was held at the social centre on Westfield Lane, South Elmsall.

There was a bowling competition, large children’s slide, football games and face painting.

Money raised from the day was split between the town’s bowling club and Helping Hands – which is a fund that helps local charities in the area.

Lez Radley and James Handley, who run the charity group were involved in organising the day.

Mr Radley said: “There were lots of people coming in and smiling.”

There was also a Yorkshire Day event at Wentbridge House Hotel. Visitors enjoyed a number of Yorkshire themed activities, such as flat cap flinging, welly wanging and Yorkshire wine tasting.

Other attractions included a birds of prey display, musical entertainment, stocks, fire engine rides, a Punch and Judy show, a teddy bears’ picnic, archery, food stalls and demonstrations, a tombola and raffle, a police dogs display and an animal petting farm.

The event raised funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s fundraising appeal to purchase extra land to extend its Brockadale Nature Reserve.

See the website for a video of the day.