SLIDESHOW: South Yorkshire festival pulls in the crowds

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Music, comedy, culture and local traditions brought hundreds of visitors out in the spring sunshine to enjoy the annual Wath Festival.

Around 1,500 people descended on Wath-upon-Dearne for the event, which celebrated its 43rd year with a range of bands from folk to jazz appearing at the town’s venues.

Wath Festival 2014.  Happy cousins, Katarzyna Burgiel (eight) and Agata Kleba (nine) from Wath.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Wath Festival 2014. Happy cousins, Katarzyna Burgiel (eight) and Agata Kleba (nine) from Wath. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Street performers including maypole and morris dancers also entertained crowds - as well as the time-honoured throwing of bread buns from the parish church roof.

David Adnitt, chairman of the organising committee, said the festival was the ‘biggest and best yet’.

“The festival has worldwide appeal,” he added.