Welcome to Caton Gala Homepage!
Looking forward to Katti-tun Gala on 7th
The theme for the 2014 Gala will be “Katti-tun Gala”! This dovetails with one of our
attractions and reminds us of the long history of the parish of Caton-with-Littledale.
“Katti-tun” (other spellings probably exist) is the earliest name by which the area was
known. It derives from the name of the local chief. “Katti” is apparently the Norse word
Although principally a saxon settlement there is strong evidence (eg. the hoard of Viking
treasure currently on display in the City Museum) of a Norse presence in this part of the
world. This would have been around 800 AD. This should provide plenty of ideas for fancy
dress costumes and even the creation of a few long ships!
Mr. Chris Hill, a well-known local businessman and supporter of village activities, has
kindly agreed to our President this year.
The next committee meeting will take place at the Station Hotel, Caton at 8:00 PM on
Wednesday the 8th January 2014.
We will soon be delivering the application forms for Gala Queen, Attendants and Page Boy
(s) to the local schools. Can you please ensure that these are returned by the due date,
as we need to begin the judging process without delay. The same applies to the
ever-popular drawing competition. Would artists please bear in mind that the winning
drawings will be published in the Gala programme and that the printers find it very
difficult to reproduce “faint” drawings.
Where we are
Caton is a small village, near Lancaster, in the North West of the UK. It is
nestled in the Lune Valley, with the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, called
the 'Bowland Fells' as it's immediate background.
A little further on the horizon are the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake
District. All within easy travelling distance.
Caton Gala takes place on the Sports Field behind the 'Station' Pub. There is
ample free parking available in the village but please bear in mind that this is
a popular event and you may have to walk a little distance from the car to the
field. Caton is on the main bus route from Lancaster to Ingleton. We are also easily reached by
bicycle from Lancaster following the Millennium Park Cycle Route.
2013 Caton Community Primary
2013 Caton St Pauls CoE Primary School float
Fancy Dress competition
What to expect
Caton Gala is a traditional village festival which takes place
on the village sport field on the second Saturday of June each year. It is a value for money fun
day out for all the family, gate fee is £4.00 per adult and kids go free (under
14). The day starts at 11.30 with the floats leaving the top of Brookhouse
village, arriving at the main field in Caton at 12.00 noon.
A whole range of refreshments is usually available including hog
roast, ice cream, burgers, hot dogs, teas, cakes, sandwiches
and strawberries / cream.
Regular features organised by villagers
over the past years have included a tombola, dog
show, plant sale by the horticultural society, children's races and
a craft activities tent. Trade features
include swing boats and a bouncy castle.
Do remember to come in fancy dress and
enter the competition - cash prizes to be won!
One of the aims of the Gala is to support local good causes. We are pleased to announce
that in conjunction with other local bodies we have raised enough funds and
installed a defibrillator for emergency use within the locality.
Click here for participation and contact details
Click here for pictures of Caton Gala 2012
Caton Village Information
Lune Valley photographs
Caton Gala is run by Caton Gala Ltd - a company limited by guarentee
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