13 pictures which perfectly capture Yorkshire during the scorching Easter bank holiday weekend

The Easter bank holiday weekend brought with it the hottest day of the year so far, bringing people out in their droves across Yorkshire to soak up the sun.

These pictures perfectly capture some of the events around Yorkshire over the Easter break

From adventurous outdoor activities, to romantic proposals and dramatic moorland blazes, the weekend was packed with plenty of action. Here are a few pictures which perfectly capture some of the events around Yorkshire over the Easter break.

The World Coal Carrying Championships at Gawthorpe saw competitors battle it out in the heat in a race to cross the finish line first, armed with a huge sack of coal.

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Firefighters were called to battle a large fire which broke out on Ilkley Moor, spreading across 50 acres of moorland as temperatures soared above 25 degrees. At the height of the blaze, 14 fire engines were at the scene.
Firefighters used a helicopter to drop water on the fire on Ilkley, in an effort to put out the blaze. Nearby residents were ordered to remain inside their homes as West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene.
Local residents made the most of the warm weather, heading to Park Square in the city centre to soak up some sun.
Families headed to Temple Newsam on Easter Sunday to enjoy some fun in the sunshine.
A popular event for a number of years, the Tractor Rally made its return to Ackworth for 2019, featuring an array of bespoke historical motors.
Beginning in Chapel Allerton and meandering its way into the city centre, thousands of people joined the procession to celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi on Easter Saturday.
The beautiful South Bay Beach in Scarborough was awash with visitors over the Bank Holiday weekend, as people headed to the seaside to bask in the sunny weather.
Eden Camp near Malton saw visitors dress up in vintage uniforms and take part in a wartime Easter egg hunt, traditional games and enjoy live entertainment as part of the WW2 Living History Weekend.
Huge crowds gathered on Woodhouse Moor in Hyde Park on Easter Saturday for Leeds Cannabis Social Club's 420 gathering, a global protest movement calling for the decriminalisation of cannabis.
Lucy Rider proposed to her partner Alan Lumb at the finish line of Woodhouse Moor ParkRun, where they first met three years ago - and he said yes!
The pretty seaside town of Whitby was completely overrun with visitors during the Bank Holiday weekend, with tourists and locals alike turning out in their droves.
Huge crowds were captured crossing the Swing Bridge in Whitby on Easter Sunday, on what could have been one of the busiest weekends in the town's history.