26th July 2014

If you have any video footage of any of the bands who played for us in 2014 please let us know, thanks. Scroll down for photographs

The sun shone for us in 2014 and we introduced some changes to the layout of the event to utilise the space available to us at the Community Centre. We had designated entry and exit points, and added an ‘airport-style’ barrier system in the main hall to help with the queue for the real ale bar. We also built the bar further forward, which gave us more room behind, meaning that we could serve everyone as quickly as possible.

Roberttown Church kindly allowed us to use their footpath to gently guide the queue towards the entry desk, which was at the small side entrance from the churchyard into the Community Centre. The main gates at the front of the premises became the exit point, so we avoided the usual congestion in that area, and had much more room for outdoor seating.

The tables were removed from the main hall, and the lounge was designated as the ‘seating area’ for those wanting to sit and study the beer list. This gave us more room to manage the queue for the Real Ale bar, and the airport-style ‘ribbon’ system kept most of it out of the car park! This also helped with the one-way system through the building which again led to less congestion generally.

The cider bar was positioned outside, in the back corner, giving more room for people to queue, and for the first time in our history we had cider available for most of the day!

Dolly the Vintage Caravan was parked in the Churchyard serving Ice Cream, Tea, Coffee, Cakes and a variety of Sweets.

The following bands/artistes performed for us free of charge, in the spirit of the event – thanks very much everyone:

Sir-Spen-Sion – Ukelele and Guitar band

Raspberry Tortoise – Electro Pop

Liberate – Covers Band

George – Accoustic Guitar

Two Fifths – Covers Band (2 members of ‘Limited Edition’)


We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who kindly sponsored us in 2014:

Main Sponsor – Utopia Group

Real Ale Bar Sponsor – Kirbys Gym

Cider Bar Sponsor – The Roberttown

Barrel Sponsors:

Robert Knapp

Haighs Farm

ATA Builders Merchants

Aflex Hose

Dave Quinn, Joiner

Willow Valley Golf Club

Roberttown Road Runners

The Roberttown (formerly Roberttown WMC)

Edmondsons IT Services

A Star Couriers

H M Investigations

The New Inn, Roberttown

Genesys Bookkeeping Services, Roberttown

Kirbys Gym, Heckmondwike

The Old Colonial, Mirfield

JMH Design, Liversedge

English Textile Recycling

Premier Tools

Homesmart Lettings

Thank you to the following local businesses who place adverts in our event programme:

Bliss Hair and Beauty

Roberttown Sports Injury Clinic

Roberttown Community Centre Preschool

Roberttown Lane Preschool

Food for Thought Cafe

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