Parade through the town was ‘a day to remember’

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THE SUN shone for the annual South Kirkby civic parade.

Hundreds of people turned up to enjoy the South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Civic Sunday.

Organiser Diane Hickes, deputy town clerk at the town council, said it was a incredible day.

She said: “The weather was perfect for once and there was just such a great atmosphere.

“Everyone was in great spirits and it was lovely to be part of it. It was a fun day had by all. A day to remember.”

The parade - which took place on June 10 - started off at the former Netto car park in South Elmsall where Mayors and Mayoresses from across the district turned up to show their support.

Leading the way were South Kirkby’s mayor, Coun John Taylor, and mayoress, Ms McClintock, followed by their counterparts from Wakefield, Featherstone, Doncaster, Normanton, Morley, and Keighly.

Local Brownie and Guide groups also took part in the march, alongside football and cricket teams, St John Ambulance members and the Royal British Legion. The music that led the march was made by the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Brass Band.

The parade walked to All Saints Church in South Kirkby where a service was held. Afterwards everyone made their way to the Recreation Ground, on Barnsley Road, South Kirkby, where the pony and horse show was held.

Trophies were awarded to horses and ponies who stood out from the rest, and the winners in the dog show competition.