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AROUND 2,000 people descended on Dewsbury’s Crow Nest Park for the inaugural Curiosity Festival on Sunday.
Organised by the Dewsbury Park Mansion Community Hub (DPMCH) with the help of the Friends of Crow Nest Park group, the festival marked 126 years since the park opened.
It aimed to bring the people of Dewsbury together to explore the town’s culture, heritage and values, while also commemorating the Coombs Pit Disaster in 1893 – which almost stopped the park from opening when 139 men and boys lost their lives just two weeks before.
On a glorious day, attendees were entertained by lifesize model dinosaurs, circus skills classes, hula-hooping, bubble blowing and much more.
Chairwoman of the community hub, Jax Lovelock, said: “It was an amazing day, better than we could have hoped.
“Everyone who helped to make it happen deserves a huge pat on the back. The weather held out, we reckon around 2,000 people came over the course of the day and it brought so many different people together from all over Dewsbury and surrounding areas.
“There was such a sense of joy and togetherness. This is absolutely what we need to be doing in our local towns and villages. Dewsbury can be fully proud of itself!”