SLIDESHOW: Civic pride at South Yorkshire family day

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Thousands of people showed South Yorkshire pride as they celebrated their community with music, comedy and more.

The Penistone Gala included a comedy night, folk festival and rock concert before culminating with a Mayor’s parade and gala day.

The mayor's parade at Penistone Gala. Picture: Andrew Roe

The mayor's parade at Penistone Gala. Picture: Andrew Roe

The events were centred on the Penistone Showground and started on Friday with a comedy event, before an afternoon folk festival and evening rock concert on Saturday.

The weekend finished with the Mayor’s parade around Penistone before the gala day at the showground.

The events were organised by volunteers from Penistone Round Table, Penistone Scouts and Penistone Town Council.

Coun Steve Marsh, Mayor of Penistone, said the weekend had been a great success, with a Tour de France theme for the parade floats, ahead of the famous cycle race visiting the area on Sunday, July 6.

Money was raised throughout the weekend for the mayor’s charity appeal in support of community groups.

The gala day featured a classic car display, as well as cheerleaders and a stunt display team. Coun Marsh said there about 2,000 people attended the gala day.

He said: “It was excellent and surprising to see how many people turned up.”