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2018 Gala Day: Saturday 9th June

Cuddington and Sandiway Gala

 

 

The date is set for the 2018 festivities: Saturday 9th June 2018. The Gala committee are seeking volunteers and anybody with ideas for content for next year's show - please contact them on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also, Lee Jones has led the Gala committee since 2012, but will soon be stepping-down from the role of Chair. Would you like the opportunity to learn a few new skills while organising a much-loved village event, and to work with the wonderful Gala Team to deliver the 2018 Gala? If so, then the role of Gala Team Chair is for you! The Team is made-up of an Honorary Treasurer and representatives from the school PTAs and several village organisations, and meet once per month in Cuddington & Sandiway Village Hall (except August), usually for about 1½ hours. Again, please contact them on the email above if you are interested in this wonderful opportunity or would like to know more. 

The 2017 village gala took place on Saturday June 10. Gala Day is always the biggest event in the village year and includes the crowning ceremony of a Community Queen and Princess who are supported by an entourage of junior participants all with village connections.

There are rides for the children and activities for all typically including circus skills, miniature steam train rides, shooting range, archery and many stalls with games and products to sell. There is also a full schedule of arena entertainments and band music.

With food galore, including afternoon teas, BBQ and beer tent, it makes a great afternoon out for all the family.

Prior to the event we have had a Scarecrow Competition which was open to everyone in the village. The 2017 theme has been Superheroes and Princesses, and was reflected in all the scarecrows. There were entry categories for households, businesses and voluntary organisations, with prizes awarded for the best in each category.

Scarecrow Winners:

Households

 

Businesses

 

Voluntary Organisations

  

Special Guests & Awards

Gala Year

Theme

Opening Guest

Gala Queen

Gala Princess

Citizenship Award

Junior

Citizenship

Best Stall Award

2010

Africa / World Cup 2010

-

-

-

-

 

???

2011

???

Rev. John Hughes

Shannon Steele

Natasha Jones

Michael Harwood

 

St. John’s Church

2012

The Olympics

Shirley Strong & Andrew Carter

Natasha Jones

Nadia Jones

Dr. Peter Chivers

 

St. John’s Church

2013

Showtimes

Cllr. Charles Fifield

Charlotte McDonald

Keira Coppeck

Linda Smith

 

Cuddington Primary School PTA

2014

Children’s Stories

Lee Jones
Gala  Chair

Emma Lea Bennett

Bethany Hulm

Thelma Mannington

 

Sandiway Primary School PTA

2015

Animals

Lee Jones
Gala  Chair

Hannah McDonald

Hannah Rich

Val Godfrey

 

Sandiway Pantomime Group

2016

Olympic Carnival

Lee Jones
Gala  Chair

Nadia Jones

Isobel Ridley

Elaine Beech

 

The Neuro Muscular Centre

2017

Superheroes & Princesses

 Lee Jones
Gala  Chair
Layla Parks-Smith Penelope Eaton

Ruth Taylor

Beau Rachel Griffin

Cuddington & Sandiway Primary Schools 

In 2017, the "Dr Peter Chivers Award for Junior Citizen of the Year" was introduced.

Scarecrow Competition Winners

Gala Year

Theme

Household 1st

Household 2nd

Organisation 1st

Organisation 2nd

Voluntary 1st

Voluntary 2nd

2010

Africa / World Cup 2010

-

-

-

-

-

-

2011

???

-

-

-

-

-

-

2012

The Olympics

The Hough family

Javelin thrower

The Morris family

Judo combatants

Hollybank Vet Surg

Relay runners

Network Nurseries

Archer

-

-

2013

Showtimes

The Purkiss family

Peter Pan

The Liddle family

Captain Jack Sparrow

Sandiway Methodist Church

Fiddler on the roof

St. John’s Church

Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat

-

-

2014

Children’s Stories

The Liddle family

Winnie the Witch

Brotherton family

The Gruffalo

Sandiway Lodge

Long John Silver

Four Paws

Spot the Dog

-

-

2015

Animals

The Cole family
A shark

Brotherton family
Two penguins

Sandiway Library
An owl

Four Paws
Mr. Mole

-

-

2016

Olympic Carnival

Kershaw family
Sync. Swimmers

Griffin family
Gymnast on bars

Hollybank Vet Surg
Rio All-Star

Pettypool Trust
Rio Carnival Queen

The MCSME
Horseman

The Youth Club
Carnival Queen

2017

Superheroes & Princesses

Brotherton family
The Hulk

Powell family
Doctors and Nurses

Four Paws
The Hulk

Cuddington Boarding Cattery
Princess Aurora

The MCSME
George and the Dragon

St John's Church
Miracle of feeding the 5,000

(We would be grateful to receive any information which might 'fill in the blanks' in these tables!)