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Falconry UK

Falconry UK is Thirsk’s Bird of Prey and Conservation Centre. Here are some photos I took whilst visiting their stand at the Hawes Gala recently. I was there performing Punch and Judy but luckily I had time to go over and take a look.

Birds of Prey

Falconry UK

Falconry UK

Birds of Prey make popular entertainment. Falconry UK can be contacted on Tel 01845 587522 for information about displays and events etc.

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Coronation Street Star In Wensleydale

Peter Armitage ( Bill Webster in Coronation Street ) and Gala Queen Katie Brown opened the 43rd Hawes and District Gala on Saturday 26th June 2010. The event took place on Tommys Field by kind permission of Anthony Heseltine. The event began in the High Street where large crowds had gathered to watch the parade. There were many floats and local people in fancy dress, there were vintage cars and tractors plus music from the Hawes Prize Silver Band.

Peter Armitage and Katie Brown welcomed the public with short speeches over the pa system. It was a lovely sunny day and there was a proper carnival atmosphere.

After the parade there was entertainment on the show field including a fancy dress parade, children’s races, Punch and Judy, falconry, a bouncy castle, slippery pole, rodeo bull, ice cream and refreshments plus side stalls too.

The organisers were very pleased with day and are now planning next years gala.

Peter Armitage ( Bill Webster from Coronation Street ) and Katie Brown, Gala Queen

Peter Armitage and Katie Brown opened the Gala

Peter Armitage judging the Fancy Dress

Peter and Katie

Were you at the Gala? What was your favourite aspect?

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