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PICTURES: Fun in the sun at Doncaster festival

Nikara Steel, two, pictured having fun on the swing ride. Picture: Marie Caley
Nikara Steel, two, pictured having fun on the swing ride. Picture: Marie Caley

Scores of people turned out for a Doncaster festival, which was held to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

For one year only, Edlington Town Council ditched its traditional gala to replace it with an event to comemmorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One and of some women being given the vote.

Vintage singer Lottie Simone, pictured performing. Picture: Marie Caley

Vintage singer Lottie Simone, pictured performing. Picture: Marie Caley

Those in attendance were able to enjoy 40 stalls and exhibitions, as well as themed activities.

Edlington Town Councillor Frank Arrowsmith said: "In 1914, around 1,200 miners volunteered to go to fight in the war and over 100 never returned, or died soon after they returned to the village.

"During that time a lot of miners also got killed in the pit. They had suddenly lost 1,200 workers, and there was pressure put on the miners to produce coal for the war effort - it led to 28 deaths in the mines."

He said Edlington men won around 30 bravery medals during the war, and there were also plans to hold more events to look at the town's contribution to the war effort in November closer to the actual anniversary of the end of the war.

Edlington Brownies Ava Taylor and Maisie Smith, both seven, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley

Edlington Brownies Ava Taylor and Maisie Smith, both seven, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley

Rachael Middleton, NCS team leader, pictured with National Citizen Service particpants Sam Robinson and Liam Eggleston. Picture: Marie Caley

Rachael Middleton, NCS team leader, pictured with National Citizen Service particpants Sam Robinson and Liam Eggleston. Picture: Marie Caley

Parish Councillor Robert Reid, Mayor of Edlington and Keri Anderson, Deputy Mayor of Edlington, pictured with some of the Edlington Heroes. Picture: Marie Caley

Parish Councillor Robert Reid, Mayor of Edlington and Keri Anderson, Deputy Mayor of Edlington, pictured with some of the Edlington Heroes. Picture: Marie Caley

Chesterfield Chevrons Jazz Band, pictured performing. Picture: Marie Caley

Chesterfield Chevrons Jazz Band, pictured performing. Picture: Marie Caley