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Caton Gala 2015 is on the way again taking place on Saturday 13th June 2015.This year's theme is......
This years theme has been chosen as 'Animals' as we are very pleased to announce that our principal sponsor for 2015 will be Bay Vets. This is to coincide with the opening of their new veterinary surgery on Hornby Road. This very generous sponsorship will enable our local radio station Bay Radio to broadcast from the Gala.
The Gala is also kindly sponsored by many other local businesses, check the programme to see more details
Caton Gala is a traditional village festival which takes place on the Station Hotel sports 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 where the Gala fun & attractions will commence. The crowning of the Gala Queen is then followed by children’s races, music and entertainment.
Caton Gala is over 100 years old & attracts thousands of people each year from the Caton, Brookhouse & Lune Valley community and further afield.
One of the aims of the gala is to support local good causes and 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.
So why not head on down to the field for a fun packed family day out - check out the other pages for more information on the days events!
Throughout the day our main attractions will be putting on shows for you to enjoy, check the programme for more details and keeps your ears open on the day for the tannoy announcements!
Bird Of Prey Displays Ltd: Not Your Usual Falconry Display - We at Birds of Prey Displays offer something very differentfrom your typical flying falconry display. We concentrate on the natural behaviour of our magnificent birds, and show them doing what they do best - flying free - in the most natural displays of their kind. Visit them here
The Windmill Race: New to this years Gala the return of the fell race in a new guise! Find out more information at The Windmill Race
Dingle Fingle Comedy Car Act: Dingle Fingle undercover policeman is out to catch Slippery Sid the classic car thief. Slippery Sid has been selling classic cars, having rigged them to break down so he can steal them from underneath their owners noses. You are the Clown Town Crime Watch - Dingle Fingle needs your help... in this all action packed show. See the car drive by itself, witness break away doors, horns, water jets, ejector seats, explosions and smoke galore. Featuring two mad cap stunt clowns, moving car stunts, quad stunts, drifts, donuts, precision driving and high speed crosses. Not forgetting to mention the 30 gallon water cannon. See more at Dingle Fingle's Site!
Batala Drummers: This vibrant troop of exciting drummers specialise in Brazilian Samba music. Having starred at Notting Hill Carnival amongst many other outdoor shows and events they are sure to be heard far and wide on the day! Batala Lancaster
Croix du Nord - Norman Village: The heart of our re-enactment displays is the Wic (dwelling place) or encampment. This is where you will find our members demonstrating the crafts of the early Medieval period, such as spinning, cooking and weaving. Here, you will always find someone to answer your questions, demonstrate their skills or to allow you to handle some of the weaponry in our armoury. Have you ever wondered how Vikings treated their battlefield wounds? How you can tell how rich a person is by the colour of their clothes or just how heavy IS all of that chainmaille? If so, then our encampment is just the place to head to for some real 'hands-on' history. For more information visit their page: Crox Du Nord
Around the field you can check out and have a go on all of our side stalls and attractions
If you get peckish or thirsty during your day out fear not as there are plenty of options for you to pick from!
Check out the stalls in our farmers market:
Other vendors on the field include:
Do you have some ideas for the Gala, would you like to help on the day or be invloved in someway? Whatever your question use the links below to contact the commitee members at the Gala or pop along to one of our meetings which are held at The Station Hotel, Caton at 20:00 on the first Wednesday of each month
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Our Chariman is Nigel Beeson he can be contacted here
Our ever popular Farmers' Market is run by Richard Bamforth, if you have ideas for the market or would like to trade at the market contact Richard
Our craft tent is organised by Louise Stevens if you would like to display your craft contact Louise
As ever we are alwyas in need of help on the day in many ways, or if you'd just like to get in touch with us the committee can be reached here