The sun shone over Wensleydale on Sunday 22nd August. It was a bit breezy but very warm. A perfect day for the annual West Witton Gala. The gala field is on high ground adjacent to the main road and has perfect views down the dale to Leyburn and beyond. It’s a wonderful community event with a BBQ, cakes and refreshments plus a variety of entertainment throughout the afternoon. There were children’s races, a dog show, falconry displays, side stalls, bouncy castles and of course Jolly Good Productions Punch and Judy and Face Painting.
In addition to the regulars from West witton there were quite a few visitors enjoying the atmosphere and joining in with the fun.
It’s definitely making a note in your diary for next year!
View from West Witton towards Leyburn
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 and Katie Brown opened the Gala
Peter and Katie
Were you at the Gala? What was your favourite aspect?