2013 News:

Scout’s Flash Mob invades Main Ring on Ingleton’s Gala Day

In a bid to claim the £100 main prize of the C3 Challenge, set by the County Commissioner of Scouting, Ingleton Scouts took over the gala field’s main ring with a flash mob. This year’s Gala Queen Isobel Morphet and members of her entourage were also part of the surprise event of the day and joined a throng of cubs, scouts, beavers and their leaders, dancing to a selection of pop tunes, following her crowning ceremony. Their surprise assembly can be seen on Youtube on the IngletonScouts channel.

Ingleton's Scouts, Cubs and Beavers hold a flash mob in the main Gala ring
All photographs this page by Dickon Siddall

The flash mob delighted those watching on and once again highlighted the community spirit enjoyed at the picturesque Yorkshire village. One gala attendee and his wife, with a holiday caravan nearby said how he thoroughly enjoyed his repeated stays at Ingleton. He said, “It is so clear to see how the people of Ingleton love to work together in holding events, such as the Gala, Forties weekend and the Folk Weekend and we love coming back.”

Gala Queen 2013, Isobel Morphet, with her entourage on their specially decorated float.
Attendants: Libby Tatham, Martha Rigby, Isabel Lowis, Milly Boyles Read, Charlotte Eynon, Milly Davis and Page boys Antony Hastie and Edward Steele.

Other main ring displays were provided by Garstang Gymnastic Display Team, RSCDS Scottish Dancers, Zannas Dancers and Burneside Brass Band and throughout the day, DH of Kendal flew their magnificent kites. Their giant kites of an octopus and mermaid, were tethered at nearby Ingleton Primary School field and could be seen from miles around.

There were three races held by the Ingleborough Mountain Race organisers. The U10s and U8s ran a circuit together, around the gala field and juniors and seniors took the annual challenge to run routes part way and all the way respectively, to Ingleborough’s summit and back. First junior home was Mark Mahoney of Settle and first senior male, was Benjamin Riddell of Salford Harriers and first senior female was Jane McCarthy of Ilkley Harriers.

During the evening in the Community Centre, entertainment was provided by Mr Bubble and Live Band Ulpha 590.

Gala organisers are grateful to everyone involved in making the annual event possible. The gala helps the registered charity Ingleton Rural Community Association (I.R.C.A.) to raise much needed funds for Ingleton community projects.

Results for the Mountain races available on home page and Mountain Race page

Fancy dress competition results here

2012 news available here

2011 news available here

2010 news available here

2009 news available here



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