Poulton Gala was '˜one of the best' in years

Hundreds turned out for Poulton Gala, which was '˜one of the best' in recent memory.

Tuesday, 5th June 2018, 12:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th June 2018, 12:32 pm

The gala took place on Saturday, with a full procession marching through Poulton before meeting at the Market Place for the traditional crowning of the event’s Gala Queen.

Poulton FC, Poulton Brass Band, Poco Loco samba band , and Gala Queens from Lytham, Thornton and Preesall were just some of the groups leading the parade.

Steve Nicholls, chairman of the gala committee, said: “It was ideal weather for all the walking.

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Normoss and Staining Gala Queen Sophia, rear right, and retinue
Normoss and Staining Gala Queen Sophia, rear right, and retinue

“It was warm enough and we seemed to have a lot more crowds than in the last year or town.

“It’s probably one of the best we have had in the past few years.

“There was probably a couple of hundred at least.

“They enjoy the parade which circles Poulton twice and there’s a full day in the Market Place with stalls and food and live entertainment going on in the afternoon.

“It was a very good old-fashioned community atmosphere.

“Organising takes a full 12 months. There’s so much to deal with. On the day you realise what it’s all for. Everybody is out smiling and enjoying themselves.”