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