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Poulton Gala 2017 Report

Thank you to everyone who turned out to watch, participate in or support this year’s Poulton-le-Fylde Gala.

Please see our Gallery for more images of the day.

 

Poulton saw an impressive turn out as people flocked to the town to watch one of the largest parades to date! The Nursery Rhyme themed parade left Poulton Civic Centre at 12 noon and made its way round the town on one of the sunniest days of the year so far. The crowds followed into Market Place where Deputy Mayor, Cllr Julie Robinson officially opened the Gala celebrations before eight-year-old Phoebe Lyons was crowned Poulton-le-Fylde Gala Queen for 2017/2018.

A fantastic afternoon of live entertainment followed, with dance performances from JC Dance, Blackpool & Fylde Dance Academy, Singleton Cloggers, Barefoot Bellydance to name but a few. The day was finished off with live music from Happy Daize, the happiest band on the Fylde Coast and the fantastic trio, Jeannie & the Tonics.

Thornton Galas visiting queen won the trophy for the best float while St Chads Little Gang won the best walking group as ‘Peter Pan’. Blackpool and the Fylde Dance Academy (Trolls) won best children’s fancy dress and the best adult fancy dress was presented to the Scottish Dancers.

Kahuna Hair & Beauty Salon of Chapel Street won the best dressed window display and John Earnshaw of John Earnshaw Independent Financial Advisors won the Steve Rolland memorial trophy, for effort in the community for his tireless support of community events based in Poulton.

 

We hope you had a fantastic day and once again thank you to all who have supported us this year in everything we have done and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2018!

 

 

Poulton Gala 2017

Poulton Gala is this Saturday 3rd June! There will be entertainment in the Square hosted by local entertainer Tom McLeod from 10am – 5pm. We will have lots of fantastic local talent, singers, dancers, acoustic sets and bands to entertain you all throughout the day. The grand parade leaves at 12noon and culminates in the Square at 12:45pm. We will then crown the 2017 Gala Queen Elect. In addition, there will be lots of local stalls selling arts & craft, hot & cold food, drinks, ice cream and from 12noon the beer tent will be open!

 

Some of the talent we have to entertain you on the day!

Tom McLeod
Lauren Hope (singer)
Enya Lousie ( Acoustic Set)
Lynn Carroll
JC Dance
Beth Markham (From Britains Got Talent)
Blackpool & Fylde Dance Academy
Singleton Cloggers
Melissa Miles (singer)
AVR Dance
Barefoot Bellydance
Happy Daize
Jeannie & the Tonics

Our theme this year will be ‘Nursery Rhymes’ and there will be prizes for best fancy dress and best float. If you would like to enter the parade or get involved in any other way then please contact us for more info!

Poulton Gala 2016 Report

Thank you to everyone who turned out to watch, participate in or support this year’s Poulton-le-Fylde Gala. 

We hope you had a fantastic day and once again thank you to all who have supported us this year in everything we have done and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2017!

We will be having our AGM on Tuesday 21st June 2016, 7pm  

at The Breck Club in Poulton.

Everyone is welcome.

If you want to come along and talk to us about joining the committee for 2017 or if you have any feedback or ideas for next years’ Gala then  please come along or contact us and we will be in touch.

This year, the parade will be led through the town by our new Poulton-le-Fylde Town Crier, so please look out for him and give him a wave as he passes!

Please follow us on Twitter @Poultongala for up to date information on the day!

There is still chance to enter the parade as a walking group, we have prizes for the best groups and floats. If you would like to be involved in the parade or if can help us on the day or in the future then please contact us now.

Our entertainment in the Square will start at 10am and run through until 5:00pm with the crowning of the Gala Queen in the middle of the day at 12:45pm.

We have an amazing line up of local talent including singers, dance groups and local bands so please come along and join us.

There will be a selection of stalls in the Square selling hot and cold food, drinks, ice creams, craft, face painting and for the first time we will have our own beer garden provided by the Thatched House for you to enjoy a drink while watching the entertainment!

Fosters funfair will also be operating on Cottam Hall playing fields – FY6 7RN, Friday 3rd June 6pm-9:30pm, Saturday 4th June 1:00pm – 9:30pm, Sunday 5th June 1:00pm-5:30pm

We welcome any photos of the Gala for inclusion on our website gallery and for use in next years brochure and on posters. If you have taken any images or video of the day then please contact us to upload them. Unfortunately we can’t pay for them but we will accredit any images used with your name or business. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Poulton Gala 2015 Report

Katie - 2015 Poulton Gala Queen

Poulton Gala 2015 took place on June 6th and continues it’s long history. There were an encouraging number of first time entries and all who took part in the parade were of a high standard. The wind was trying to send us back around the extended route but we managed to keep to schedule. The community of Poulton showed it’s spirit and there was a massive turn out which encouraged the participants. The Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor Tom and Mrs Alene Balmain walked in the parade and awarded the cup for the best mobile tableaux to Poppy Jack’s and the best walking group to our Barefoot Bellydance.

Katie was crowned ‘2015 Poulton-le-Fylde Gala Queen’ and the entertainment in the Market Place was superb right through the day. Led by our talented singer and compere Tom McLeod, we finished the day with performances from the young people from the Upbeat Rock Academy, which trains the young in musicianship. We unfortunately missed the older group from the Academy due to the threat of rain.

The whole Gala Committee would like to thank the visiting Queens and retinues, all the parade participants, all who entertained and the most important people, the community of Poulton who turned out to support the event.

 

 

 

 Poulton Gala 2014 Report

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2014 Poulton Gala Queen Freya Seville is crowned in St Chad’s Church

Poulton Gala 2014

Despite the weather, hundreds of you turned out to watch the parade and the crowning of our 2014 Gala Queen elect, Freya Seville.

Freya was crowned in St Chad’s church where a capacity crowd meant there was standing room only.

The afternoons entertainment was hosted by Tom McLeod and included The UP Beat Rock Academy, Poulton Peoples Choir, Phil Kaila Salsa Teacher, Lynn Carroll, Nicky Figgins Centre Stage Academy and for the first time in their career, The Happy Daize band rocked in church!

The Flower Barrow won the Best Dressed Window Display and Travelcare World won the Steve Rolland Memorial trophy for Effort in the Community.