Hunslet Festival draws in the crowds

MP Hilary Benn, Olympic torchbearer Yvonne Crowther, Steve Thompson and Cllr Patrick Davey at the gala

The annual Hunslet Festival drew thousands of people yesterday, despite the bizarre weather which saw hot sunshine, wind,  rain and hail – sometimes all at the same time!

Attractions included a wide variety of stalls from different organisations, activities for youngsters and a main arena bursting with events. At the gala were the Supreme Starlets Majorettes, Hunslet Hawks Cheerleaders, Have a go at Zumba with Keep Fit Julie, clowns and inflatables.

Dennis Robbins. from the ‏Hunslet Club, tweeted:

“A couple of thousand people @ Hunslet gala and the sun’s shining, happy days!!”

Yvonne Crowther, from the Cardinal estate in Beeston, was an Olympic torchbearer last week and proved a popular attraction MP Hilary Benn Tweeted:

“Yvonne Crowther has brought her Olympic Torch to the Hunslet Gala. Everyone wants their picture taken with it!”

Aarbeth has uploaded this video of Keldon Dance onto Youtube:


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