After the Sparkles clean-up I headed over to Slaithwaite to stay with my mate Victoria for the evening. On the Sunday we took advantage of the glorious weather to visit Beaumont Park's Gala and very good it was too.
The park is built into the hillside and has had a lot of money spent on it of late, helped by a very active Friends group. It was all looking very good, horticulturally, and the new water feature was much admired. There was about 5000 people there I reckon, visiting lots of stalls, eating food from different countries, buying jewellry, having a go on the tombola, listening to brass bands and taking part in a local talent competition. A fantastic example of a park at the heart of a community.