SLIDESHOW: Rally turns back time in style at Crow Nest Park

People from across the district turned out to enjoy events during the Bank Holiday weekend.

A vintage car rally took place in Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury, on Monday boasting around 150 period motors on show.

Jeannette Adey is pictured with her 1968 Triumph Herald.
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Jeannette Adey is pictured with her 1968 Triumph Herald. Reporter: Picture Ref: AB183a0516

Vehicles were awarded for being the best in categories for pre-war cars, motors from subsequent decades and buses.

The Mayor of Kirklees, Coun Paul Kane, also dropped by to crown a red 1962 Mercedes 190 SL the car of the show.

Organiser David Lloyd, of the Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club (YTCC), said: “It’s a beautiful car in superb condition and well-presented.

“Considering the weather we put on a really good show, I thought. We had a good footfall from the general public.”

It is the fifth time the YTCC, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, has put on the annual show in Crow Nest Park.

The YTCC put the display on in conjunction with the Friends of Crow Nest Park, whose help is “absolutely vital” said Mr Lloyd.

The Friends of Oakwell Hall in Birstall organised Maypole Monday, which included country dance demonstrations by children from the nearby St Patrick’s School on the lawn.

The May Hosses – horses decorated as they would have been in yesteryear’s May Day holiday celebrations – were also on show at the free event.

The Friends group also ran a tea stall with homemade cakes.