Gala News 2010
It’s Gala Time Again In Ingleton!
Ingleton is busily preparing for its annual gala, set to take place on Saturday 17 July. The Kookaburra All Stars will lead off proceedings at the front of the parade from 12.30pm and later in the day the Malhamdale Falcons will take centre stage or sky in the gala field. The gala night’s evening display this year will be provided by “Flying Colours with Fire”; fire poi entertainment.
Prior to the parade, all entrants wanting to take part in the fancy dress competitions and procession should gather at Ingleton Primary School’s field at 12 noon. Classes are free to enter, and include: Pretty, Original, Comic, Bikes and Prams, Groups and Floats. All entrants will gain free entry on to the gala field and have the chance to win prize money too!
The parade will take its usual route at 12.30pm from Low Demesne, along Burnmoor Crescent and Backgate to the top of the village making its way through the village to the Gala field. Motorists travelling through Ingleton on Saturday 17 July need to be aware that a number of roads in Ingleton will be subject to a prevention of obstruction order between 12.30 and 1.30pm. The roads affected are: Back Gate, Burnmoor Crescent, High Street, Seed Hill, Main Street and Bell Horse Gate. So for motorists looking to travel to or through Ingleton on 17 July, prepare for a small amount of disruption until the participants have gone by.
There will be so much available to enjoy throughout the day. Molly Price is this year’s Gala Queen and she will be crowned by 2009’s Queen Cora Staveley. There will be a puppet show, Astral Circus, a climbing wall, Barnoldswick Brass Band, bouncy castles, fundraising stalls, football finals, a bungee run, sumo suits, a grand raffle with fantastic prizes donated by local businesses and of course the gala would not be the same without Ingleton’s Annual Mountain Race! Always popular, participants travel from around the country to take part in the race which starts in the gala field, proceeds to the top of Ingleborough and finishes back in the field. Last year’s winner completed the race in 50 minutes and 44 seconds.
Be quick to buy tickets for the Gala Night. Live music this year is provided by “Back from Beyond”. There will be a disco and the winning act of IRCA’s talent show will also perform. Evening fun starts at 7pm and Ian Danskin of award winning Pearsons Butchers of Ingleton will be providing BBQ delights throughout the evening. Tickets for this event are available from the Community Centre, Howsons and the Ingleton’s Newsagents. Family tickets cost £12 (2 adults plus 2 children), single tickets £6 and extra child tickets £3. Information is also available on the Gala’s website www.ingletongala.org.uk.
Many thanks for the photographs provided by Dickon Siddall of DS Digital
2009 news available here