Thousands of people turned out for charity bonfires and firework displays on Saturday night across Kirklees and Calderdale.
One of the biggest and best was Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table’s at Crosland Hill which has been attracting people from Huddersfield and the surrounding areas for years and is a permanent fixture on the bonfire calendar.
Based near the Sands House Public House and just above the world famous Standard Fireworks factory, the event attracts many thousands of people each year.
The event always raises thousands of pounds with all proceeds going back into the community.
Elsewhere, Lepton Highlanders Sports & Social Club attracted hundreds of people to their bonfire bash with the chairman of the bonfire committee, Paul Carter, declaring himself delighted with the £6,000 raised for its funds.
He said: “We had a perfect night for it and it was a really good night. We took £3,500 over the bar and £800 for food and altogether we have probably made about £6,000. It was brilliant evening and everything went well.”
Meanwhile Elland Round Table welcomed thousands of people to their event, now in its 44th year, at Elland Recreation Ground, Hullen Edge Road.
As well as fairground rides, music, hot drinks and cake, organisers were pleased to welcome the Hellfyre Magpies, a fire dance display team from Colne Valley.
Malcolm Coton, Round Table chairman, said: “Around £12,000 was raised on the night which will go back into the local community.”
The bonfires took place against the backdrop of industrial action being taken by the Fire Brigades Union which announced a four-day period of action starting at 6pm on Friday and continuing until 6pm on Tuesday, November 4.
A West Yorkshire Fire Service spokesman said: “This will be the fire service’s toughest test to date as it coincides with our busiest time of year – the bonfire season.”