THERE was a sweet smell of success at Mirfield’s first Sweet Pea Festival.

Beautifully-coloured blooms filled St Paul’s Church on Newgate, and organiser Darren Myers, from the West Yorkshire Sweet Pea Society, said the scent was fabulous.

Darren, from Outwood, said: “We haven’t counted them all up but I think we’ve got about 170 vases. It has been really superb for the first year of the festival.

“We’ve got all the schools involved and many of the shops have been decorated and we’ve tried to get all the community involved and it has been really successful.”

The event ran alongside the 13th Yorkshire Sweet Pea Championships.