Wetherby beer festival

wet  Marc Otway and Abi Uttley perform at The Engine Shed Beer Festival.  (130504M3b)
wet Marc Otway and Abi Uttley perform at The Engine Shed Beer Festival. (130504M3b)

More than 600 people enjoyed the sunshine as The Engine Shed’s first ever Wetherby beer festival got underway at the weekend.

The fundraiser - which was the first ever- was held last Saturday at the grade 11-listed dance venue on York Road.

As well the wide selection of beer and ale, a range of activities were available for youngsters including face-painting and a bouncy castle.

Director Ricky Barton said: “It was a fantastic turnout.

“The weather started off quite cold although it did brighten up in the afternoon.

“This is defineitely something we would like to do it again next year.”

Music was provided by Wetherby Silver Band, and Pop duo Marc Otway and Abi Uttley.

Money raised from the event will go towards Clifford-based Martin House Children’s Hospice and the Help for Heroes charity.