Diamond Jubilee celebrations were held in the park at Oakworth, organised by a small, dedicated group of people representing several voluntary groups from the village.

People started arriving before 1pm with their picnic baskets and enjoyed a pleasant, if not particularly bright, afternoon.

Music was played throughout the afternoon thanks to Peter and David Howarth and there were games, mini-Olympics and bowls.

Refreshments were available from the bowling club, which thanks Mrs Venetia Frith for baking 100 butterfly buns for the event.

The formal part of the afternoon was the unveiling of the new blue plaque on the portico by Sir Paul Holden (Bart).

Accompanied by his wife and daughter, he travelled up from Farnham to attend.

He spoke with gratitude and high regard about the Friends of Holden Park and Oakworth Village Society for the work they had done in maintaining and improving the park, which was originally the home of his great-grandfather Sir Isaac Holden and was given to the people of Oakworth by his family after his death.

Other guests of honour were Richard Jackson, Deputy Lord Lieutenant; Councillor Mike Gibbons, Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford; and Councillor Sally Walker, Deputy Mayor of Keighley.

The three Bradford district councillors – Glen Miller, Russell Brown and Rebecca Poulsen – were also at the event.

Event draws hundreds to attend from all walks of life

Keighley's Temple Row Centre was packed with hundreds of people as it laid on a free jubilee barbecue.

The event last Friday attracted both regular users and many who had never been to the community centre before.

Groups that use the centre, which is in central Keighley, ran stalls, and some people wore red, white and blue costumes.

Centre worker Paul Anderson said the event went very well and was attended by people from various walks of life.

He added: “There was a real mix - people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and people who are old and isolated.”

He was pleased that two local social care organisations which use Temple Row – Community Response and HFT – took along clients from their other venues.

Girls talk up the jubilee

Traditional games entertained 36 Brownies and Rainbows from Cross Roads who came together for a jubilee party.

The 1st Cross Roads Brownies hosted the party, right, which included a picnic with sandwiches and ice cream soda.

For the past few weeks during meetings the girls have been talking about the Queen and her role, and the importance of the jubilee.

Pinnacle of achievement

Farnhill Parish Council has commissioned an engraving at the Pinnacle, on Farnhill Moor, to commemorate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

Stone carver Shaun Bradley has inscribed the words 1953 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 2012.

The pinnacle (pictured) was erected by the men and boys of Kildwick and Farnhill in honour of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee in 1897.