Gala day brings streets to life

Young and old alike joined the celebrations for the annual Thornton Cleveleys Gala day.

Sunday, 11th June 2017, 5:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:58 pm
Smiles in the Thornton Cleveleys Gala procession

The gala procession set off from King George’s playing fields at noon, working its way around Thornton.

Leading the way was gala queen Natalia Ellis and princess Molly Ellison.

Plenty of grown ups and children put on fancy dress for the occasion, enjoying their walk in the sunshine.

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Thornton Cleveleys Gala procession

In the afternoon the

festivities moved on to

Jubilee Gardens in Cleveleys where the queen was officially crowned.

Blustery conditions didn’t make life easy for the organisers, who were forced to take down part of a marquee put up for the big day after it was damaged by the wind.

A wave and a smile from the gala procession

The gala day coincided with another big event in Cleveleys, the town’s annual car show, with classic vehicles lining Victoria Road West and the Promenade.

Thornton Cleveleys Gala procession
A wave and a smile from the gala procession