VIDEO: Vintage themed gala that went one better

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Everything was vintage-themed for this year’s Poulton Gala, which has been described as the best ever.

Aimed at bringing more people into the town, the gala did just that as hundreds of peopled turned out to watch an extended procession through the streets before a fun-filled day of entertainment in the market square.

Poulton Gala 2013.

Poulton Gala 2013.

John Bailie, a member of the gala’s organising committee, said: “The whole day was fantastic.

“The town really came alive, and the traders did very well. The gala couldn’t have gone better and people told us it was the best one ever.”

The gala has been put on for over 200 years, and this year boasted a host of dance groups and singers, including from Hodgson Academy and Poulton People’s Choir.

Drama groups put on performances and both Poulton Town Football Club and Poulton Youth Football Club entertained the crowds.

Poulton Gala 2013.

Poulton Gala 2013.

During the day, a new plaque displaying the town’s Coat of Arms was unveiled on the memorial.

Parade manager Sarah Welsh said: “The parade really was the best ever.

“The whole day had a great atmosphere and the town looked fantastic.

“The vintage decorations, by Caroline Chattington were brilliant – she did such a good job.”

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