VIDEO: Hundreds wowed by parade

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Crowds lined the streets of Brighouse to see one of the biggest Brighouse Charity Gala processions for years.

Community groups, businesses, schools and bands made this year’s parade better than ever.

Brighouse Gala Parade.

Brighouse Gala Parade.

Hundreds of people joined in the carnival atmosphere as they were entertained from Garden Road to Wellholme Park.

There was a slight difference to this year’s event as the floats met elsewhere and it set off an hour extra.

The procession helped to raise £633.90, which is only slightly down on last year’s amount.

Among the procession was five floats and three bands as well as the many walking groups.

There was charity organisations, uniform groups, churches, community groups, sports and activity groups.

Procession chairman Bob Parker said everyone commented on how well it went and he was pleased with the response.

“People were extremely impressed with some of the floats that had gone to a lot of effort. They set off this year from Brow Mills in Hipperholme and merged with the rest of the procession in Lightcliffe Road. That seem to work extremely well this year and made it safer for people to meet in Garden Road.

“I have already been approached by two of the floats who took part this year to book their spot next year. It is nice to know that people are interested.”

He said he would love to hear from anyone who would like to take part in the procession in 2014.

“We take bookings 24 hours seven days a week so it would be lovely to hear from people. They can contact me on 01484 388569.”

Organisers would like to thank Marshalls who donated the lorries for the floats.