HUDDERSFIELD came out to play yesterday on the occasion of the visit of the Queen and Prince Philip - and showed its best side.
A wonderful day for everyone who was there was matched by the good weather. It was a perfect day for a royal visit.
All who saw the Huddersfield Choral Society during the afternoon and at the People's Prom later in the evening will have marvelled at the performance.
You could not but help join in with rousing favourites such as Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.
We are lucky to have a choir of this quality bearing our town's name and making it known across the world.
The crowds which turned out during the day certainly had a fine time waving their flags and showing their enthusiasm for our visitors.
Tonight The Ordinary Boys take to the St George's Square stage to complete a right royal two days of celebration as pop fans get their chance to get in on the act.
As we said, the town at its best - and congratulations too to the Kirklees Council efforts that fulfilled every objective of showing-off Huddersfield in the national spotlight.
And proof of the potential of St George's Square as a fitting venue for such events.