Rain fails to stop play at Kirkstall Festival

Panto dames enjoy Kirkstall Festival 2023. Photo: Ivor Hughes

The crowds still flocked to Kirkstall Festival yesterday – refusing to let the heavy rain and thunderstorms dampen their spirits.

Community-run Kirkstall Festival regularly attracts more than 20,000 people to Kirkstall Abbey grounds for its community parade, stalls, food, music, funfair and entertainment.

And the crowds still came out with their pack-a-macs and umbrellas ensuring the event was a success.

Photographer Ivor Hughes captured the fun, despite the damp conditions. Here’s a slideshow of his images:

Hi-res versions are available on ivorhughes.com.

And photographer Susan Tellum captured these photos:

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