The festival took place at The Leggers Inn on Mill Street East.

Dewsbury Canal Festival 2022: Photos from across the weekend

The Dewsbury Canal Festival made its comeback over the weekend, after a two year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Jessica Barton
Tuesday, 2nd August 2022, 5:36 pm

The much-loved festival, which first started back in the early 1990s, returned after a two year break due to the pandemic over the weekend at The Leggers Inn, on Mill Street East.

This two-day festival included live music, stalls, a fun fair, arts and crafts, two bars and traditional canal festival competitions.

This festival also supported the Safe Anchor Trust, which provides access to the waterways with boat trips and water safety for disadvantaged groups that may otherwise lack access.

Chloe Mitchell, manager of The Leggers Inn, said: “The return of the canal festival saw a lot of first timers as well as some seasoned visitors.

“We worried about the weather, which undoubtedly made it quieter than in some years, but we were impressed by how many people braved the few showers to enjoy a brilliant family day out.

“We are very proud of our local community and we raised money for our chosen charity, the Safe Anchor Trust, which was our main priority.

“The Safe Anchor Trust also came along and offered free canal boat trips, which was just brilliant.

“We have our next event on August 28 which will be another family fun day mixed in with a music festival, so keep an eye out for that one - we can’t wait!”

Here are some photos from across the weekend.

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