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Title: Gala 2008
Post by: eleanora on July 05, 2008, 08:50:32 pm

hi,
did anyone go to the gala this year, i took 2 of my grandkids,we were having a lovely time till the rains came & boy did it come down, we ran home by the time we got back we were like drown'd rats.
kids loved the gala especially the balloon man ,stilt man& the icecream van! kids eh
i thought the steel band were especially good, was looking forward to seeing the dogs but rain stopped play for us.
fingers crossed for next year 8)


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: Forkhandles on July 05, 2008, 08:56:54 pm
Yes eleanora, it was a little damp, i was on one of the tombola stalls and we got slightly wet ;D ;D


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: eleanora on July 05, 2008, 08:59:49 pm
Yes eleanora, it was a little damp, i was on one of the tombola stalls and we got slightly wet ;D ;D
slightly, i had to put my n grandsons coats in the washer on spin cycle they were that bad  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: Forkhandles on July 05, 2008, 09:02:52 pm
To coin an old phrase, it p**sistently bucketed down ;D ;D


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: Ruthie on July 05, 2008, 09:04:52 pm
i'll second that one
it came really warm when everyone was packing up though  :(


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: Featherstonian on July 05, 2008, 09:05:05 pm
i've never seen a crowd scatter as fast, rain came straight through my gazebo, then when the sun came out it was glorious but everybody had left. We then had to push some of the vans out of the park.


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: eleanora on July 05, 2008, 09:09:34 pm
did the dogs perform or not?


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: Ruthie on July 05, 2008, 09:10:50 pm
as far as i recall they were going on just as the thunder started so they were called off


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: eleanora on July 05, 2008, 09:13:09 pm
that's when i left ruthie i just wondered if they went on after i had gone, it would be just my luck cos i wanted to see them ::)


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: Featherstonian on July 05, 2008, 09:13:30 pm
wern't they just announcing that one of the dogs was a replacement and had come out of retirement for one that was ill, when they had to scatter with everybody else?


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: Ruthie on July 05, 2008, 09:15:45 pm
Feaths hit the nail on the head, they were all getting excited to start and then the heavens really opened


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: Greencatcher on July 05, 2008, 09:18:27 pm
There was also a dance group that couldn`t perform due to the weather.  Shame as they were looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: heather on July 05, 2008, 09:39:17 pm
Set off and turned around again when it started raining. Seems that gala day is a magnet for poor weather the last couple of years. It was a shame for the kids. Daughter came back wet through.


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: karen on July 05, 2008, 11:05:00 pm
we dident go ether does anyone know who the gala queen was this year


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: Forkhandles on July 06, 2008, 10:41:18 am
we dident go ether does anyone know who the gala queen was this year

It was a girl called nicola howarth.


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: yetion1 on July 06, 2008, 04:55:57 pm
There were 2 un-heard heroes of the day.
The first is a man called Ken Still. Age 70 and can hardly walk but never stopped for weeks before. He has worked for years to get back a float.
That brings me to the second hero. Farleigh farm opposite Kings Croft donated the trailer, helped trim it and by pure good look stayed all day and pulled vehicles off in to the night. Without the tractor a lot of people would have been stuck perhaps for days.
my hat off to you all in that weather. rain or not it was a lot better gala.


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: karen on July 06, 2008, 07:07:53 pm
thats nice to know a number of people said it wasent that  good this year but a lot said it was much better but you carnt please evryone


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: Popeye on July 07, 2008, 09:28:06 pm
I praise everyone who turned out on Saturday, the crowds who lined the streets and made their way to the park. But the ones who took part in the parade from St Wilfs were absolute hero's cos they were hammered with torrential rain all the way to the park when the sun came out for a couple of hours. The bands and dancers did not let the weather stop them from entertaining, kids you were bloody brilliant well done everyone.


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: eleanora on July 08, 2008, 06:38:10 pm
nice little video of photo's from the gala on the ponte & cas website
do you recognise anyone on there?


Title: Re: Gala 2008
Post by: Ruthie on July 08, 2008, 09:38:38 pm
i do indeed lol