PEOPLE of all faiths united to take part in the town’s annual Walk of Friendship.
The walk, organised by Huddersfield Interfaith Council, attracted a record number of participants this year, with more than 200 people taking part.
Participants set off from the Jamia Masjid Riza mosque on Halifax Old Road in Birkby and made their way down to St George’s Square where they were met by the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Karam Hussain and addressed by members of the Baha’i and Quaker faiths.
Walkers then journeyed on to Huddersfield Parish Church, the Hindu Mandir in Zetland Street, and finished at the Sikh Gurdwara on Prospect Street for lunch. At each place of worship, prayers were said and the children were given balloons and sweets.
Interfaith Council Chairman Shazad Hussain said he was pleased with the success of this year’s walk.
He said: “The weather wasn’t very good, but the people were very high spirited and eager to show their unity and learn more about the different faiths.
“We are very pleased at its success. It is growing in popularity as there were more walkers this year, and they came not just from Huddersfield but also from a range of places including Leeds, York and even Uganda”.