Thursday, 28 June 2018
Dragon Boat Festival fun
The main cricket pitch in Roberts Park was sensibly fenced off to protect the playing surface, but the cricket club had some nets up and were involving children in some batting and bowling practice with plastic bats, ball and wickets.
The many food stalls included a working bakery with a French influence. It's a pity I have to stay gluten-free as the bread and pastries looked very tasty.
The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were providing back-up on the river, though I didn't see any capsizes whilst I was there. They looked to be having quite a relaxed time of it, cruising up and down in the sunshine.
The bandstand was host to a very smart military band from the Yorkshire Regiment (the only county regiment left in the British Army). It's always good to hear some brass band music. The regiment also had a shooting range and an inflatable assault course that were proving popular with children.