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2017 Gala Day: Saturday 10th June

Cuddington and Sandiway Gala

 

 

The 2017 village gala will take place on June 10. It is 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 a Scarecrow Competition which is open to everyone in the village. The 2017 theme will be Superheroes and Princesses, and this needs to be reflected in your scarecrow. There are entry categories for households, businesses and voluntary organisations, with prizes awarded for the best in each category.

This event is organised by volunteers who give up a considerable amount of their time to make it the success that it is.  As you can imagine there is a lot to do, both prior to the event and on the day.  If you feel you would like to help in some way then do contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Can you volunteer to help for an hour on Gala Day?
Helpers are desperately needed to collect money on the rides - please contact us if you can.

Citizenship Award: if you know someone who deserves special recognition for their voluntary work in the community, please let us know about them (see "Newsroom" for Nomination Form and deadline).
This year, there is an award for a Junior Citizen too - so again let us know your suggestions  (see "Newsroom" for how).

Special Guests & Awards

Gala Year

Theme

Opening Guest

Gala Queen

Gala Princess

Citizenship Award

Best Stall Award

2010

Africa / World Cup 2010

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-

-

-

???

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

Scarecrow Competition Winners

Gala Year

Theme

Household 1st

Household 2nd

Organisation 1st

Organisation 2nd

Voluntary 1st

Voluntary 2nd

2010

Africa / World Cup 2010

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-

-

-

-

-

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

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