Gala day brings Penwortham streets to life

Check out these blooming marvellous smiles from Penwortham gala this weekend.

Sunday, 11th June 2017, 4:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:57 pm
Photo Neil Cross Penwortham Gala procession Double R Arts

June gave way to a summer washout but there was still plenty of fun in store for revellers who joined in the annual parade.

Hurst Grange park hosted events over two days.

Saturday’s gala procession was lead by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Pipe Band, with Coun Jim Patten, mayor of Penwortham officially opening the event.

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Photo Neil Cross Penwortham Gala procession Queen Jessica Ashcroft and Princess Aluna Howden-Green

On Sunday morning 
Penwortham Churches 
Together hosted an open air service. That was followed by the town’s annual Teddy Bear Picnic.

Dancers from Double R Arts were among those taking part in the fun, bringing colour to the procession.

And queen Jessica 
Ashcroft and gala princess Alena Howden-Green didn’t let the rain dampen their spirits as they rode along in pride of place.

Photo Neil Cross Penwortham Gala procession Go Mexico with 9th Pen
Photo Neil Cross Penwortham Gala procession Queen Jessica Ashcroft and Princess Aluna Howden-Green
Photo Neil Cross Penwortham Gala procession Go Mexico with 9th Pen