THERE was entertainment for all the family at the fifth annual Lindley Carnival on Saturday.

Local bands performed while a variety of stalls offered plenty of activity for the children.

The event, which was held at Fernlea Playing fields, also coincided with Armed Forces Day.

The Mayor of Kirklees Clr David Ridgway opened the carnival.

Lindley councillor Cahal Burke said: “The Lindley carnival has now become a focal point of the summer in Lindley, bringing people for all walks of life together to enjoy a day of traditional carnival fun.

“In addition to all our usual attractions, there were a range of sporting events and demonstrations this year to mark the 2012 Olympic Games in the UK.

“As always, we are continuing to seek new backers from the community and looking to recruit new helpers.”

Sainsbury’s Salendine Nook pledged £500 to the carnival. Store manager Paul Mitchell said: “All my colleagues involved with last year’s carnival had such a fantastic time and could really see how much the community loves the event, so this year we didn’t think twice about giving our support and being there on the day.”

The carnival was started in 1945 and after a gap was revived five years ago by Clr Christine Stanfield.

Lindley Community Group was formed and tasked with raising money for the event each year.

The community group now also assists other groups with their events in the area.

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