Third annual Oakwood Day runs like clockwork

Oakwood Day sat 13th may 2017 Miss Topiary (Rachel Hyde) of Chicks on Sticks at Oakwood Day pictured with Isobel Pollock, eight and brothers Arthur , five and Archie, seven
Oakwood Day sat 13th may 2017 Miss Topiary (Rachel Hyde) of Chicks on Sticks at Oakwood Day pictured with Isobel Pollock, eight and brothers Arthur , five and Archie, seven
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Hundreds of people enjoyed a mixture of music, crafts and food as the third Oakwood Day took place on Saturday.

The event, organised by volunteers at the Oakwood Traders’ and Residents’ Association, was said to be “really successful”.

Large crowds at the Oakwood Day event on Saturday. Pics: Steve Riding

Large crowds at the Oakwood Day event on Saturday. Pics: Steve Riding

Among the bands to playing were Edgar Duke and Jabbawoki, and there were children’s activities including a Brazilian workshop. Oakwood Church also organised an on-the-day photo competition.

Oakwood Day was first held in 2015 to celebrate the newly-restored Oakwood Clock, which was renovated after two years of fundraising.

Organiser Becca Ahmed said: “It was really successful, everything I worked hard for and hoped it would be. It was so busy, there was more than 500 people there mid-afternoon. There was a car park area with an array of different stalls, and at Oakwood Clock there was music.”

Oakwood Day, Saturday May 13.  Iain  Macniven, Trusteee Oakwood Traders and Residents Association and Rebecca Ahmed, trusteee Oakwood Traders and Residents Association and organiser of Oakwood Day

Oakwood Day, Saturday May 13. Iain Macniven, Trusteee Oakwood Traders and Residents Association and Rebecca Ahmed, trusteee Oakwood Traders and Residents Association and organiser of Oakwood Day

Oakwood Day, Saturday 13th May 2017. Local artist Manuka of Roundhay sings at the event

Oakwood Day, Saturday 13th May 2017. Local artist Manuka of Roundhay sings at the event

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