Memory Lane: Old look to summer gala season

Thornton-Cleveleys Gala procession on Victoria Road West
Thornton-Cleveleys Gala procession on Victoria Road West
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THE Fylde coast summer gala season got underway on Saturday at Poulton.

And next week sees the turn of Kirkham and Wesham Club Day, as well as Thornton Cleveleys Gala, which brings us nicely to this picture from Carleton reader Brenda Matthews, who shares a scene from the 1947 gala procession passing along Victoria Road West, Cleveleys, roughly opposite where New Look and WH Smith are today.

Brenda, of Skipton Avenue, says: “The Rose Queen is Margaret Spriggs, her attendant is Ruth Cannan.

“I don’t know the driver’s name, but the boy in the middle is my brother Peter Lovatt. The other pageboy is Harry Dutton.”