A BIG thank you to everyone who helped to turn the town red, white and blue, making this year’s Poulton Gala the best yet.
Our organising team worked so hard, right through the year, and on the day, from 5am.
All the participants in the Big Parade went to enormous trouble to theme their displays and make it a fabulous rainbow of colour, music and song.
The police, ambulance services, volunteers and marshals did a fantastic job, and in particular it was great to welcome the town’s award-winning Poulton Band back to the event, and the 120-strong Poulton People’s Choir deserve a special mention too.
Finally, to all the town’s shopkeepers and businesses, Megan Crawforth our Gala Queen, Miss Poulton, Mayor and Mayoress of Wyre, the vicar for access to the church facilities, Wyre Council, the entertainers and all the people who supported and attended the event so enthusiastically, many thanks to you all.
And to The Gazette for their excellent coverage. Roll on 2013, and make a date for June 1.
Poulton Gala Organising Team Chairman
NATALIE Wyatt, managing director of Marketing Blackpool, said the award is a boost for tourism on the Fylde coast.
Really Natalie? How? Please explain how unemployment will be reduced, or average wages increased?
YEP, perfect timing and on cue.
Straight after the national news coverage last week of the filthy beaches that didn’t pass! Nice try though.
Quite frankly, all of these piers look to be exceedingly rundown and second-hand.
There is nothing awe-inspiring about any of them.
Which is just the thing Blackpool needs.
IT wouldn’t be difficult to beat Hastings Pier – it was destroyed by fire three years ago.
And I bet Gordon Marsden’s a bit miffed (on the quiet) that Brighton Pier didn’t win the award.