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Caton Gala 2015
Saturday, 13 June 2015 - 12:30pm
The theme for Caton
Gala 2015 will be “Animals”. We have chosen this theme because 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 will take place on the Station Hotel field on Saturday 13th June 2015.
Entry forms for the coveted
positions of Gala Queen, Attendants and Page Boy have now been distributed to local
schools. We would ask that these be returned to us, via the school, by no later than the
last day of term (27th March 2015). The same applies to the Drawing Competition. Would
entrants to the Drawing Competition please note that the drawing needs to have sufficient
contrast to enable its reproduction in the programme, a faint masterpiece is, sadly, not
Have you entered “The
Windmill Race”. If you wish to, please see www.thewindmillrace.co.uk.
There is also a facebook page, “The Windmill Race”.
The race is limited to 200 runners so it is best not to leave your entry until the last
Our Chairman is Nigel
Beeson. Nigel can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org (don’t
forget the “1”). Please put “Caton Gala” in the subject box.
In the alternative all committee members can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com .
Hotel Sports Field
Pictures from Caton Gala 2014
Committee meetings take place at the Station Hotel, Caton at 8:00 PM on
the first Wednesday of each month.
As always, we do require more 'help on the day'. If you can help out in any way, then
please get in touch with the committee!
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.
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. The Farmers Market will also be on the field
Regular features organised by villagers
over the past years have included a tombola, dog
show, vintage motorbike show, plant sale by the horticultural society, children's races and
a craft activities tent, displays by the schools, rifle range, archery,
coconut shy and much more. Trade features
include fairground, 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 2014
Caton Village Information
Lune Valley photographs
Caton Gala is run by Caton Gala Ltd - a company limited by guarentee
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