DENHOLME residents have pictured their favourite aspects of living in the village.

Villagers flocked to take photographs of the beloved Pennine home for the lottery-funded Love Denholme Project.

The results can be seen on Saturday, October 28 between 2pm and 5pm when the Mechanics Institute hosts a fun day to celebrate the end of the project.

The 12 competition winners will be awarded their prizes by the town mayor and their pictures will be transformed into a 2018 calendar.

The Love Denholme project, organised by the village’s Youth Cafe, has been funded with a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery and was organised this year in two phases.

In phase one children, young people and adults came together to design and build several traditional-style fairground games for use at last summer’s Denholme Gala.

Denholme Youth Cafe leader Peter Foster said: “Since then we have finished phase two which was a photography competition on the theme of what people love about living in Denholme.

“All entries have been judged and the winning 12 photos are currently being made into a 2018 calendar.

“The celebration event is designed to be a fun day for all the family and everyone in the village is invited to pop along.

“The photography winners will be announced and receive their prizes from our Town Mayor at 2.30pm. All photos entered will be on display, the calendar will be on sale.

“The fairground games will be available to play, and there will be children’s entertainment including face painting.”

Love Denholme was launched in February this year, with many residents of all ages going along to find out what it was about.

The £9,900 grant was intended to pay for tools and materials, a weekly project worker, and professional artists and craftspeople who could teach skills and design techniques to Youth Cafe members.

The idea for the project was developed by young people from Denholme who use the Youth Cafe in Foster Park, but all residents were invited to get involved to celebrate Denholme and all the things they loved about our village.

Young people worked with a professional artist to design Love Denholme art work and logo, and then spent several months designing and making the fairground games.

The traditional games, such as hook a duck, a coconut shy and a wheel of fortune, went down a storm at the village gala.

Visit Denholme Youthcafe on Facebook or email denholme youth for further information.