The weather could have been kinder but it didn’t stop hundreds of folk enjoying Golcar Lily Day on Saturday.
Even the news that the Lancaster Bomber due to fly over had suffered an engine fire and would be grounded until further notice failed to dampen spirits.
The event which is in its ninth year is designed to be a celebration of life in Golcar.
All ages took part and the day featured face painting, Morris dancers, stilt walkers, tombola, dance and music bands with barbecues and a beer tent.
Organiser Sue Starr, who has been involved from its inception, said: “It really went very well.
“After the dreadful weather of Friday we were grateful for the cloudy and cool day which we received and everyone perked up and came out. It was absolutely lovely.
“We have to raised £10,000 every year to keep it going and try to make as many activities cost-free as possible. It was disappointing that the Lancaster Bomber couldn’t make it but to be honest it was so much fun just meeting people that one hadn’t seen in ages that I don’t think too many people minded.
“We finished with a dance band in the middle of the village and that was great.”
Sue Stainton, who helped organise the two free buses that took people around the village to the various venues, said: “I think it was a success.
“The weather may have put one or two people off but there was never time when we thought it’s getting a bit dead. It was always steady.
“People on the stalls took a reasonable amount of money so that was good.
“The personal highlight for me was a little boy, two-years-old who just wanted to go on the bus – he didn’t mind where!”