Rain can't dampen villagers' spirits!

People in Weeton braved dark skies and pouring rain to take part in their annual gala celebrations.

Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 8:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 9:31 am
Weeton's Rose Queen for 2016/7, Rose Ansell

Represenatives from Weeton International Space Station, Weeton Women’s Institute Float, St Michael’s Church and Singleton Cloggers marched through the streets to the Village Hall.

Live entertainment was provided by children from Weeton School, and visitors enjoyed tombola stalls, plant shops, hot and cold refreshments and raffles to help raise money for the upkeep of St Michael’s Church.

Weeton councillor John Singleton said: “It was a really good rural village affair.

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Retiring Rose Queen Kirsten Dalgliesh, centre

“It’s a small community and most people know each other and it was great to see them all out together.

“Even though it was quite a poor day weather-wise, people still came out to support their local church.

“It’s a small village, and that makes it even better.”

Weeton Gala organiser Glenys Crossley said: “It was amazing how well it all went despite the inclement weather.”

Retiring Rose Queen Kirsten Dalgliesh, centre