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THERE were ten reasons to celebrate as residents turned out for a bank holiday fun day in a former Doncaster pit village.

And that’s even before those who turned out for a damp afternoon in the Rossington Miners’ Welfare Grounds began to think about the activities available on site for the Rossington Carnival yesterday.

Rossington Carnival.  Trying to hook a duck, seven year old Samantha Morris from Rossington.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Rossington Carnival. Trying to hook a duck, seven year old Samantha Morris from Rossington. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

This year’s carnival, which was run at the West End Lane venue, marked the tenth anniversary of the event, which was first set up by a group of volunteers in 2002.

The Markham Colliery Band provided the traditional sound of brass, while the group Crooked Cats powered rock ‘n’ roll rhythms on the carnival’s main stage.

For those with a head for heights, this year saw a climbing wall, as well as other physical challenges such as a bucking bronco simulator.

It also catered for animal lovers with a pets corner, guinea pigs, and a dog show competition.

This year saw the show backed by £1,500 in donations from the South Yorkshire Community Foundation, and by a grant from Rossington Parish Council.