My daughter and granddaughters were involved in the Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade at the end of June this year, the 11th annual parade. They've been working to make and decorate their own costumes and help construct the flags, banners and large-scale pieces, assisted by professional artists. It's a wonderful community effort. Everyone joins in collaboratively in a large studio workshop in the town, in the weeks leading up to the parade.
The theme of the parade this year was 'Roll Up, Roll Up!' - a travelling circus comes to town, with crazy rides, huge animal puppets, weird and wonderful sideshows and lots more. In the glorious sunshine, it was an absolute riot: wacky, noisy and very good-humoured. I really enjoyed it.
The girls were in a team called Dodgem Dogs. Their costumes were meant to look like they were dogs driving in dodgem cars. It was quite hard to spot them in such camouflage and I nearly missed seeing them! Just managed a couple of photos. The one below was taken by their mum after the parade ended.