LINDLEY Carnival came back with a bang at the weekend, after being absent for decades.

The carnival, which was held for the first time in 35 years, was warmly welcomed back by the families that flocked there to take part in the fun.

The event, held on the Black Bull Playing Field, kicked off in style, opened by Huddersfield Town legend Andy Booth.

This year’s theme was a celebration of young people and there were plenty of attractions to entertain people of all ages.

Entertainment in the areas included a performance by the Slick Stick Sambastic samba band, street dancers and dogs displays and a demonstration by martial artists.

Other fun on the day included a variety of children’s attractions and stalls. To remind visitors of past carnivals, there was a display of memorabilia including old carnival programmes.

The carnival was organised by Lindley Community Group, who hope that there will be many more carnivals to follow the success of the comeback event.

All of the proceeds from the carnival will go to the youth club at Oakes Scout Hall.