THE BLUSTERY weather did nothing to blight the fun at this year’s Yetton Rant.
The annual fun fair was welcomed back with open arms by the people of Kirkheaton over the bank holiday weekend.
After it was cancelled last May for the first time in over a century, the Moran family, who have traditionally organised the event, were thrilled to see it back in action.
Alexandra Moran, 69, said: “It was awful last year when we didn’t come here, it felt so strange.
“My family has been running this for the past 100 years and we are slowly having to build it back up”.
Although the attendance did not reach that of its heyday, Mrs Moran was hopeful of a bright future for the fair.
She said: “We are thrilled with the support and we just hope that next year we will be back, bigger and better.”
The fair played host to a range of new amusements including a chance to walk on water in an inflatable sphere and an extra-long windy slide.
Favourite rides such as The Waltzer and Superbowl proved popular among thrill seekers while games galore and stalls offering chances to win huge cuddly prizes appealed to younger children.
The traditional event was held in the church fields next to the Beaumont Arms, Church Lane, Kirkheaton.
Beaumont Arms landlord Pete Murphy recognised the struggle that the Moran family had faced
He said: “I have seen it over the past few years and it has definitely been a difficult time for the organisers.
“It was very sad not to see it running here last year.
“They are wonderful people and I hope for the effort they have put in that it can return to its full glory.”