Poulton’s recently formed People’s Choir is supporting the town’s Gala by performing at a fund raising event in St Chad’s Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Poulton tomorrow as part of a day of activities.
The choir, formed just six months ago by musical director Tony Brindle-Wills, now boasts 120 singers, all from the town’s community. It will perform at 2.45pm, during an afternoon event which also includes an opportunity to view a display of Poulton Gala’s past, presented by Poulton Historical Society.
“We think people will be fascinated to see these images of Poulton’s past, showing how the town has celebrated its Gala Day through the ages,” said the society’s chairman Carol Woolley. “We believe that some of the photographs on show have never been put on public display before, and if anyone would like to bring their own Poulton Gala pictures along we’d be delighted to see them too. We hope to entertain with a blend of history and song accompanied by teas, coffees and home made refreshments.”
The fun continues at 7.30pm with Happy Gala Daize, a family-show which will include 60s hippy tribute band Happy Daize (pictured), singing star Lynn, karaoke, prize quiz and disco.
There will also be a licensed bar. Tickets, at £5 including hot pot supper, are on sale at Cosy Corner Cafe in the Teanlowe Centre and The Breck Club, Breck Road.
Poulton Gala, organised by the same independent team of volunteers who saved the event from extinction last year, takes place on Saturday June 2, the first day of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Weekend. It will see an extended route for the grand parade, which will feature four bands including the return of the town’s own award-winning Poulton Band, followed by the crowning of the Gala Queen and a full afternoon of entertainment in the Market Place. The town’s businesses are being encouraged to reflect the red, white and blue theme of the Jubilee. Gala Team president Jim Parkinson said: “We need the support of the whole community to help the Gala to succeed and we hope to welcome some big crowds on the day, and at our fund raising events. Our aim is to saturate the town in red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Weekend.”