Visitors have a quacking time

This year's Duck Race under way
This year's Duck Race under way

Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy Todmorden’s annual duck race.

Organised by the Todmorden Lions, the event is one of the major fundraisers for the group.

Thousands of yellow ducks were released into the River Calder and made their way along Calderside before crossing the finish line at Hallroyd Crescent.

The Todmorden Lions have supported the community in Todmorden for 36 year, raising more than £100,000 for good causes.

These range from flood relief to helping Todmorden Swimming Club run the annual New Year Swim.

Lions are now in need of new members to carry on their good work.

If you would like to be involved or would like some more information, you can message them on on the Todmorden Lions Facebook page or contact president Pam Lally by email at