Thousands flock to Heeley Festival

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A flock of sheep, a herd of cows, a funfair, a classic car display and live music were just some of the hightlights which made Heeley Festival ‘one of best in the city’ according to its organiser.

Beverly Nunn, of Heeley Development Trust, reckons the event is up there with the best Sheffield has to offer and she’s hoping it’s even better when the festival celebrates its 30th birthday next year.

Heeley Festival 2015 held at Heeley's People's Park and organised by Heeley Development Trust. Pictured feeding the animals at Heeley City Farm is Phoebe Gynn, one.

Heeley Festival 2015 held at Heeley's People's Park and organised by Heeley Development Trust. Pictured feeding the animals at Heeley City Farm is Phoebe Gynn, one.

She said: “It’s been a fantastic day, it’s great to see the community of Heeley and people from further-a-field enjoying themselves.

“We’ve expanded this year again, added new attractions and I’m trying to find something special for next year that stands out from the other great events across Sheffield.”

Centred around Heeley People’s Park and Heeley City Farm, the festival saw estimated crowds of 3,000 people despite drizzly rain throughout Saturday.

Proceeds raised from the event go back into Heeley People’s Park which needs £45,000 every year to maintain.

Heeley Festival 2015 held at Heeley's People's Park and organised by Heeley Development Trust. Pictured on the Friends of Meersbrook Hall stall are Rhiannon Thomas, LInda Hall, and Moira Walker.

Heeley Festival 2015 held at Heeley's People's Park and organised by Heeley Development Trust. Pictured on the Friends of Meersbrook Hall stall are Rhiannon Thomas, LInda Hall, and Moira Walker.

This year for the first time, the Sheaf View, White Lion and The Brothers Arms pubs all provided charity ales for thirsty revellers.