Another soaraway success for Proms on the Farm
The 13th annual Proms on the Farm on July 23 was an amazing success, setting records for attendance and income. As the picture above indicates, hundreds took advantage of the heatwave to enjoy themselves and raise money for the Manorlands hospice and for Silsden Methodist Church's community work. More than 1,000 people attended and £18,000 was raised, before expenses. Over the years the event, which is held at Sycamore Farm, Brunthwaite, has grossed £144,000 for the two causes.Above: the Blues brothers and sisters introduced the new Bluesmobile.
Above: cheers to a good time. Left to right are Katy Van Suilichem, Charlotte Hyde, Kate Parker, Jo Gill, Melissa Dobson and Jo Munt.
Above: a reet royal Yorkshire tea party was in full swing with Bib and Tony Bailey and friends.
Above: you can't have proms without patriotism whether at the Royal Albert Hall or at Sycamore Farm.
|Above: red, white and blue was much in evidence.|
|Above: left to right are Jo and Alex Gill, Heather and Lee Langthorne and Jon and Sharon Grimshaw. Their gazebo had an Olympics theme.|
Above: young Olympians, left to right, are Lucie Gill, Alden Grimshaw, Lewis Langthorne, Finley Thompson, Marissa Langthorne and George Grimshaw.
Above: Silsden AFC line-up. President Barry Thomas (centre) is pictured with Lee Taylor (left), who is vice-chairman of the junior section, and the club's general secretary, Peter Hanson.
Above: Rosalie Holroyd is pictured with Martin Hall, musical director of the Ripon City Band, which is a finalist in this year's national brass band championships.
Above: left to right are Kath Davy and Ian and Elizabeth Hemsworth.
Above: family flower power. Left to right are Melissa Dobson and Kate, Jason and Joyce Kilvington.
Above: it's the gospel truth -- only one of these cheerful clerics is genuine. The Rev David Griffiths (centre), Vicar of St James' Church, is pictured with irreverent reverends left to right Neil Wilson, Andrew Buckler, Phil Binns and Jonathan Smithies.
Above: this Dutch flag was flown by John and Corrie Sunderland (left), to signify family ties with Holland. Their friends Mary and Michael Binns displayed the Yorkshire White Rose flag and the New Zealand flag, which they flew with reference to their son, Adam, who lives with his family in Dunedin in the south island.
Above and below: the joy of good company, good weather and good music. And support for good causes.