Leeds & West Yorkshire

People brave weather for West Yorkshire Jubilee celebrations

Party in Wakefield Cathedral
Image caption Rain forced some Jubilee events to be moved inside Wakefield Cathedral

Thousands of people braved heavy rain to attend Jubilee celebrations across West Yorkshire.

The Millennium Square Leeds hosted a Big Lunch, with picnic tables and a chance for visitors to watch the Jubilee Pageant on the BBC Big Screen.

A number of events took place in Wakefield, including a Diamond Jubilee theatre festival.

Some of the celebrations in Wakefield were moved indoors because of the rain.

The city's cathedral held a service of thanksgiving.

The Dean of Wakefield, the Very Reverend Jonathan Greener, said people had a great affection for the Queen.

He said: "She may live in a palace and she may ride in a royal coach but actually the thing that stands out about our Queen is this remarkable dedication to the people of this country.

"Constant service for 60 years and I think people here want to celebrate with her and give thanks for that."

Soldiers from the 150 Transport Regiment provided a barbecue for people taking part in events at Wakefield Cathedral.

Regimental WO Den Mustard said his catering team had fed about 350 people.

"The weather played its part," he said.

"The people who did turn up enjoyed it and it all went well."

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