Ackworth Gala wows crowds on anniversary

Newspaper: Pontefract & Castleford Express.'Story: Annual Ackworth summer gala held on Carr Bridge playing field.'Reporter: Nick Frame.'Photographer: Andrew Bellis'email: andrewbellisphotography@gmail.com'Twitter: @SnapperAndrewB'Mobile: 07885 426 523'Photo date: 24/06/17'Picture ref: AB175g0617
Newspaper: Pontefract & Castleford Express.'Story: Annual Ackworth summer gala held on Carr Bridge playing field.'Reporter: Nick Frame.'Photographer: Andrew Bellis'email: andrewbellisphotography@gmail.com'Twitter: @SnapperAndrewB'Mobile: 07885 426 523'Photo date: 24/06/17'Picture ref: AB175g0617
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Gala day in Ackworth drew in crowds, as the community celebrated the 40th anniversary of the annual event. Children dressed in Disney outfits kicked off Saturday’s gala, with a colourful parade through the village to Carr Bridge Playing Fields.

An afternoon of stalls, activities and entertainment followed, including a Parkour v Pedal Power tricks display.

Newspaper: Pontefract & Castleford Express.'Story: Annual Ackworth summer gala held on Carr Bridge playing field.'Pictured: Children sat in a dingy.'Reporter: Nick Frame.'Photographer: Andrew Bellis'email: andrewbellisphotography@gmail.com'Twitter: @SnapperAndrewB'Mobile: 07885 426 523'Photo date: 24/06/17'Picture ref: AB175h0617

Newspaper: Pontefract & Castleford Express.'Story: Annual Ackworth summer gala held on Carr Bridge playing field.'Pictured: Children sat in a dingy.'Reporter: Nick Frame.'Photographer: Andrew Bellis'email: andrewbellisphotography@gmail.com'Twitter: @SnapperAndrewB'Mobile: 07885 426 523'Photo date: 24/06/17'Picture ref: AB175h0617

Fundraising stallholders raised thousands of pounds for good causes. Coun Terry Hollyhead, of Ackworth Parish Council, said: “It was a fantastic day for all involved.”

Newspaper: Pontefract & Castleford Express.'Story: Annual Ackworth summer gala held on Carr Bridge playing field.'Pictured: Children take it in turns to throw a wet sponge at dad.'Reporter: Nick Frame.'Photographer: Andrew Bellis'email: andrewbellisphotography@gmail.com'Twitter: @SnapperAndrewB'Mobile: 07885 426 523'Photo date: 24/06/17'Picture ref: AB175f0617

Newspaper: Pontefract & Castleford Express.'Story: Annual Ackworth summer gala held on Carr Bridge playing field.'Pictured: Children take it in turns to throw a wet sponge at dad.'Reporter: Nick Frame.'Photographer: Andrew Bellis'email: andrewbellisphotography@gmail.com'Twitter: @SnapperAndrewB'Mobile: 07885 426 523'Photo date: 24/06/17'Picture ref: AB175f0617