WOW WOW WOW!!! What an incredible event.

The words of one of what we estimate to be 700-800 people who attended our 70th birthday party on 30th July. As you may be aware, the actual Platinum anniversary falls on 22nd October (and we will be marking this – watch this space!), but we decided to organise our big celebration a few months early and make it a sunny summer fair. Well, the British weather thought otherwise, and despite the wind and rain in the early part of the day, the sun was shining throughout the event!

The event was made possible by the generous financial contribution of Bensons Panels, Lighthouse Risk Services, Market Taylor and 1st Select as principal sponsors, together with donations from a range of other companies. There was something for all ages – inflatables for children, basketball hoop circus and drama workshops, a huge range of stalls, live music, and officers from West Yorkshire Police and the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. We hope that you all enjoyed the vouchers for free food (and we have lots left for our next event!).

Thank you to Simon Marcus from Addictive Media, to Steve Ridings from the Yorkshire Evening Post, and to everyone else for taking some memorable photos.

Thank you to residents who helped with the planning of the day, and who volunteered on the day. A big thank you to residents of Stonegate Way and Skyte House for your co-operation in allowing us to take up your car park for the marquee and other attractions.

You can see a selection of photos below. Do you recognise yourself?

What did everyone say?

  • Many thanks to You and Your ‘Team’ for a splendid Party celebrating 70 Years of LJHA! Couldn’t believe how many People came!! Everyone of all ages enjoying themselves!! Noisy but great fun!! (Resident)
  • Thanks for having me… its was a great turn out and lovely atmosphere….It was nice seeing a lot if familiar faces which I haven’t seen for a long time! (Stallholder)
  • Please pass on my mazeltov on the success of yesterday’s birthday bash. It caught everyone’s imagination and was like going to the Summer fairs of old. (Community member)