Barwick-in-Elmet Maypole Festival 2022: Best pictures from its return on Platinum Jubilee weekend

Barwick-in-Elmet's Maypole Festival returned for 2022 after a hiatus enforced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Standing at 88ft, Barwick-in-Elmet's maypole is the tallest one in Britain and it has become tradition for it to be raised as part of festivities.

A ceremonial folk dance called maypole dancing also takes place at the festival, which coincided with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend to create a double celebration for attendees.

Usually held on the Monday of the Spring bank holiday, it was moved to the beginning of the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend for 2022.

YEP photographer Steve Riding was in attendance to capture all the action.