THOUSANDS of people descended on the Manorlands showfield at Cullingworth for an annual fundraising extravaganza.

Over the years, the Bronte Vintage Gathering has coined-in more than £600,000 for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

And whilst latest figures are still to be confirmed, this year's event is set to produce another bumper result.

There was a wide range of attractions.

Activities kicked off on the Friday evening with live music from Rookie Numbers.

A programme of entertainment across the weekend included Atkinson Action Horses, which perform at events internationally.

There were more than 250 vintage and classic vehicles – including cars, motorcycles, tractors and commercials – and engines.

SMJ Falconry was present, together with Pendle Dog Agility Club, and visitors were able to enjoy watching terrier and ferret racing.

Haworth fire cadets displayed their skills.

There was a funfair, bouncy castle and slides, rides from Blackpool donkeys, craft stalls and trade stands, plus a beer tent and food.

On the Saturday evening, a collectors' auction took place, and there was free live music courtesy of Hit The Lights.

Trish Wood, for the event organisers, says: "What a weekend it was – unbelievable and magical.

"Ben Atkinson and his team were phenomenal – the horses were beautiful and his horsemanship skills extraordinary.

"Terrier racing went down a storm too. It’s always a really popular attraction and they do a fantastic show. And the dog agility was as funny as ever!

"SMJ Falconry showed magnificent birds of prey, which we always enjoy seeing close up, and its displays in the arena were amazing.

"Haworth fire cadets took to the arena too – their enthusiasm is infectious.

"Trade and craft stalls were well worth a look and did well, as did the charities and organisations that had tables – they were busy and gained new members and support.

"We would like to say a huge 'thank you' to everyone who supported us in any way, and all the volunteer helpers who worked tirelessly to keep it all running smoothly."

Andrew Wood, Manorlands community fundraising manager, said: "The small Bronte Vintage Gathering committee and the army of volunteers it mobilises have done us proud once again by working so hard to produce such a great event.

"Although we won't know for a while how much was raised, the feedback from guests has been great and we are keeping our fingers crossed for another big total."