CROWDS turned out in force for Oakworth Gala.

People lined the procession route and packed into the field, where there was a host of attractions.

"It was a lovely day and everyone had a good time," said Mrs Janet Armstrong, secretary of the village society, which organises the event.

"A lot of people came out to support us, for which we are extremely grateful."

Yesterday's event began with the procession.

Among those taking part were this year’s Gala Queen Hannah Morris, rosebuds Mya Hird and Esmae Yeadon and pageboy Noah Holdsworth.

They were joined by the retiring Oakworth queen, and 'royalty' from Silsden and Colne.

Also participating were the City of Bradford Pipe Band, uniformed groups, Showkids, Hi Energy, Oakworth Primary School cheerleaders, the pre-school, Keighley College, members of Keighley Musical Theatre, Haworth fire cadets and KYDZ theatre group.

There were classic cars and a vehicle from Keighley Bus Museum, and Chris Herd with his pony and trap.

Activities at the field included displays, stalls, games and children's races, and the annual Oakworth Haul – a four-mile run – was staged.

Thanks were expressed to the Scout service team for marshalling road closures, and to the police and St John Ambulance, and Colin Sexton – of Newsholme Manor – for the use of his field.