Gala 2011 - Report

From Friday evening until fifteen minutes prior to the start of the parade, Ingleton experienced torrential rain.  Volunteers forged on determined for the show to go on, and thankfully, on gala day from 12 noon until 6.30pm proceedings were pretty much rain free and the sun even made an appearance from 2.30pm. 

Batala Lancaster provided a rousing samba drumming rhythm for the parade participants and onlookers.  They also provided displays in the main ring and a workshop for those interested in learning more about their skills and perhaps wanting to join the group.

The Gala Queen, Georgia Tazzyman and her entourage looked resplendent and smiled and waved as they braved the elements.  It was clear to see the amount of work that had gone into putting their beautifully decorated float together.

Events were enjoyed by all.  Particularly well received were the bike displays provided by the Trials Display team of Ben Slinger and Danny Butler.  Ben and Dan have held  British, European and World Championships in their sport, and as well as exhibiting tremendous skill and accuracy their commentary was informative and entertaining.  

There were three races during the afternoon, as part of the annual Ingleborough Mountain race. The results are available on the home page and Mountain Race pages of the Gala’s website.

Fancy dress results were as follows:

Floats children
1st Jolly Roger
2nd Ingleton Playgroup

Floats adult
1st Ingleton in Bloom
2nd Dancing Queens

Pretty under 12
1st Flax the feral fairy

Comic under 12
1st Phone Hacker
2nd Space Shuttle

1st My big fat gypsy wedding

Groups adults
1st Snow White and the Enormous Dwarves

Groups children
1st Three Peaks Race
2nd Munchkins

Organisers, Beryl Morphet, Helen Wilson, Margaret Spence and Janice Howson would like to thank all people involved in pulling the community event together. In turn I am sure the community would like to thank the small, but dedicated team in putting together another wonderful event.

Results from the Imaginations Marquee:

The Imaginations Marquee at Ingleton Gala was a new initiative brought to the Gala by Ingleton resident Margaret Stephenson.

These are the post event results:

Imaginations are grateful to Mr G Sudell and Mrs E Craven for accepting the difficult task of choosing first, second and third places between the many entries displayed in the Marquee on the 16 July. With difficulty (the standard of entries was high) they chose the entries of the following children as winners, this means they either came first, second or third in the categories they chose to enter.

Jack Bickerstaff, Age 3.5 yrs
Grace Cockett, Age 4 yrs
Hope Browne, Age 5 yrs
Alfie Falkner, Age 6 yrs
Elliot Browne, Age 6 yrs
Tommy Cockett, Age 7 yrs
Kian Falkner, Age 8 yrs
Oscar Stephenson-Wright, Age 8 yrs
Dylan Stephenson-Wright, Age 10 yrs
Ben Marsh, Age 13 yrs

Dylan Stephenson-Wright’s entry, ‘Insect from Junk’ was chosen as best in the show.

Winning entries are displayed in Neptis’s window for everyone to view.

Imaginations thank all children who entered the competition and Ingleton for supporting this venture.

One of the Imaginations Marquee winning entries 2011



This year's Gala Queen and her attendants were selected at the village party for the Royal Wedding on Saturday 30 April. They were:

Queen Georgia Tazzyman
Retinue Olivia Faraday
Ciara Smith
Annabel Duckett
Shauna Danskin
Imogen Handley
Larna Bargh
Page Boy Ethan Tazzyman

and for this Royal Wedding year only

Adam Nagy as Prince the selection party Adam asked if he could be Georgia's Prince. (lovely :0))

2010 news available here

2009 news available here



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