THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Huddersfield on Saturday for another spectacular Huddersfield Carnival show.
The carnival, which was celebrating 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade, provided a host of entertainment.
The main attraction, of course, was the procession through the town centre in the afternoon.
And after weeks of constant rain the sun finally came out.
The streets were packed and roads closed as the procession got under way. It started at the Hudawi Cultural Centre on Great Northern Street, Hillhouse, and went through the town centre before ending at Greenhead Park.
The winners of the Kings and Queen final held on Friday night at the Town Hall led the parade in their extravagant, colourful costumes.
Dionne Facey, 25, of Fartown, won the title of Huddersfield Carnival Queen and Tony Isles was the King. Steven Joseph, from Bradley, and Aaliya Duncan-Barry, of Crosland Moor, won the titles of Prince and Princess.
Mary Augustine, vice-chairman of the Huddersfield Carnival Committee, said: “The whole event has been absolutely fantastic. We are delighted with the turnout and, thank God, the weather stayed nice for the procession.
“We would like say a particular big thank you to Kirklees Council Cultural and Leisure Services. They have been particularly helpful throughout this wonderful event.”
The parade looked magnificent, with some truly wonderful costumes, some of which had taken months to make.
Ms Augustine added: “It is very important to spend time on designing the costumes as they make up so much of the parade. Everybody looked fantastic.”
Unfortunately, the evening show at Greenhead Park had to be cancelled because the torrential rain over the past few weeks had caused a heavy waterlog at the park.
For pictures see tonight's Examiner.