ELLAND Carnival was held at the weekend with organisers delighted that the rain stayed away.
Last year, organisers had their most disappointing year after bad weather deterred people from attending the event.
But, on Saturday their run of bad luck ended with fine weather for most of the day, and the annual event, which has been running for more than 40 years, was a success. The event on Saturday was held at Hullen Edge recreation ground, and included activities such as fairground rides, bouncy castles, a procession of vintage cars and bikes at Elland Primary school, a play bus, and fire engines.
Melanie Rumble has been on the carnival’s organising committee for the past three years.
She said: “Traditionally, the carnival has always been known for being a huge success, but last year was a bit of a washout. So many people stayed away simply because of the appalling weather.
“We kept our fingers crossed we did not have a repeat of that.”
Other activities included a bonny baby contest, arts and crafts, baking, and a fancy dress competition.