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Two days of family fun and exhibits at Penwortham Gala

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It was billed as “two days of fun and festivity for the whole family” and that’s exactly what Penwortham Gala provided.

The town burst into life as thousands of people lined the main roads to watch a colourful parade of floats this weekend.

Schools, groups and organisations from across the area spent months preparing their exhibits for the event, which started at Hill Road South and wound its way up to Hurst Grange Park.

The procession was led by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Pipe Band.

On the park, a host of stall and side shows had been set up and their were a host of activities taking place in the main arena from the Gala Queen Crown and officially crowning the town mayor Susan Prynn and ending with an evening concert.

This included performances by Deadwood Dog, tribute act Malcolm Pitt as Lionel Ritchie and Ska Face.

Sunday saw the park packed as the day started with ah annual open air church services where the joint churches across Penwortham congregated.

The area’s tiny tots - and their favourite friends- were treated to a teddy bears’ picnic which included some of the best teddy bear music.

This was followed by a teddy parade followed by lots of children’s games.

Throughout the afternoon, children’s entertainment was provided by the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, which besides entertaining the audiences offered taster sessions in comedy and drama to would-be performers.

Street collectors were on hand throughout the weekend to help boost funds for the Mayor’s charity.

 

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