Video: Dewsbury Canal Festival boat pull competition
Savile Town Wharf was buzzing with activity when Dewsbury Canal Festival made a welcome return.
Visitors admired decorated barges competing for the title of best dressed boat, took a spin on fairground rides and listened to live music on Saturday’s opening day.
The festivities continued on Sunday when families took to the waterways.
Mirfield-based charity Safe Anchor Trust offered free trips along the Calder and Hebble Navigation, while more adventurous visitors took up the chance to try paddling on the canal in a coracle.
Other attractions included circus skills training, rock climbing and a boat pull competition.
The weekend of free activities was part of Outdoor Dewsbury Festival, a Dewsbury Regeneration Board initiative to promote the town’s green spaces and encourage people to get active.
Pick up a copy of this week’s paper – on sale Friday – to see pictures from Dewsbury Canal Festival.