THERE was dancing in the street as Huddersfield folk got into the Continental spirit.
Chirpy couple Joyce and Derek Smith waltzed along New Street during the three-day Huddersfield French Market.
They were accompanied by accordionist Richard Adey, who played traditional French music, delighting the crowds.
"We love dancing and we've danced in the streets all over the world - Paris, Barcelona, anywhere," said Mrs Smith, 71.
"We love France and all aspects of French life. We holiday there every year."
The retired couple, who live in Denby Dale, trip the light fantastic at the Ritz ballroom in Brighouse and love rock `n' roll dancing. Mrs Smith has also tap-danced for the last 12 years.
Mr Smith, 72, is also light on his feet in the gym. He is the oldest member of the Rawthorpe Boxing Club.
New Street bustled with shoppers soaking up the French atmosphere and all the flavours and smells of a Continental market.
Freshly baked bread, home made cheeses and sausage, pates, wines, crepes, herbs and olives were attractively displayed on heavily laden stalls.
And there was also a large variety of gifts for Christmas browsers such as soaps, basketwork, coats, bags and candles.
Stallholder Cindy Brun who was selling dried fruits on her father Dany's stall, said it was lovely friendly atmosphere.
Market organiser Martine Robert said it was the first visit by the French market to Huddersfield.
"It is lovely for people to be able to come and chat in French and enjoy the whole French market feeling," she said.
The market runs today from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.