Celebrating 40 years!

Old Quarry playground 40th anniversary.'Daisy Moffat has her face painted.'p5369c122
Old Quarry playground 40th anniversary.'Daisy Moffat has her face painted.'p5369c122
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NOSTALGIC residents took a trip down memory lane as they celebrated 40 years of Knottingley’s Old Quarry Adventure Playground.

Families were invited to watch a film showing footage of youngsters playing at the Warwick Estate facility over the last 15 years during an event to celebrate its landmark anniversary.

Children also enjoyed activities including face-painting and free cheerleading sessions at the extravaganza.

Holly Ellis, senior playworker, said: “It was a lovely day and everyone had a great time.

“We had more than 100 children come down and play, but the main part of the event was showing the film.

“Some residents were able to spot themselves in the footage. A lot of them have since had children who have also enjoyed using the adventure playground.

“It really shows how important it is to the Knottingley community and we hope we will be celebrating more anniversaries in the coming years.”

The playground, which has been funded by a Big Lottery Fund grant for the last three years, has submitted a bid for more cash from the organisation. It will find out if it has been successful in July.

Holly said: “We had some representatives from the Big Lottery Fund come to the event, so it was nice for them to see how the cash has been spent.

“We also invited other funders, voluntary groups and community figures to see how valuable the adventure playground is to the community.

“The day was really well attended and there was a fantastic sense of community spirit. It was a massive success.”