Caroline Flint declared Warmsworth Gala ‘70 and going strong’ after spending Saturday enjoying the occasion in its 70th year.
Ms Flint spent time talking to local groups that protect the Don Gorge, including the Don Gorge Community Group, and the Don Catchment Rivers Trust www.dcrt.org.uk
Ms Flint praised the work of local volunteers: “Warmsworth has fantastic parish councillors and great community-minded volunteers. People I met today go litter-picking every week; they are improving walking routes along the Don Gorge; making the most of community beauty spots; and running community facilities.
“Warmsworth Gala is a fantastic community event and this year the event was as popular as I can remember. It involves the school, local church and a range of community groups and raises money for good causes.”
Said Cllr Phil Cole: “This Gala is a firm favourite in my calender. I know what fantastic effort and planning is put into the day, but it is always a great day.”
The Gala, held on one of the hottest days of the year, had a 1940s theme and it fell to the Don Valley MP and ward councillor Phil Cole to judge the fancy dress competitions.
The winner of the children's fancy dress was Marcus, from Warmsworth Primary school.
The winner of the 1940s themed fancy dress was Rachel Walker. Ms Flint said: “Rachel deserved it. She was head to toe a 1940s woman, from the hat to the two-tone shoes.”
Top right - 1940s FEELING - Caroline Flint with the finalists of the adult fancy dress. Far left is winner, Rachel Walker.
ENJOYING THE DAY Cllr Phil Cole, and Warmsworth Parish Councillors Jo Auty, Simon Auty and Chris Pattison with Caroline.
Middle: Marcus the winner of the fancy dress and photographed with other kings and queens.
Bottom right: FISHY BUSINESS Caroline with Rachel Walker and Sue Goodship of the Don Catchment Rivers Trust.
Bottom Left: IT'S 'GORGE-OUS' - Caroline and Cllr Phil Cole check out the Don Gorge Community Group exhibition with Nick Reeve and Liz Reeve.