VIDEO: Bucketloads of fun at Spittal Gala

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Hundreds of visitors enjoyed fun and games by the seaside at Spittal’s annual gala weekend.

While it was hardly flaming June, the weather stayed dry as the crowds soaked up the entertainment and refreshments on offer.

Molly Wood, Megan Andrson (Gala Queen) and Owen Anderson. Picture: Zoltan Simonffy

Molly Wood, Megan Andrson (Gala Queen) and Owen Anderson. Picture: Zoltan Simonffy

Sunday’s event began with a well attended car boot sale on the promenade.

A parade led by the Berwick Pipe Band and joined by the civic party then made its way from Spa Well to the playing field at the southern end of the prom.

Outgoing Gala Queen Marcia Hepburn handed over her robes of office to incoming Gala Queen Megan Anderson, joined by her attendants Katie Leiper, Molly Wood and page boy Owen Anderson.

The fancy dress for under 5’s was won by Darcy whose pram had been wonderfully decorated, with runners-up prizes for Reuben and Romilly Oliver dressed as the Tin Man and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

Winner of the 5-10 year-old girls section was Grace Daley, while Elliott Dixon-Scott took the boys prize with his D-Day tribute. The adult prize went to Trisha Payne.

There were a number of fairground rides and attractions for children to enjoy, as well as Entertainment provided by Chris Wish and Andy, The Man From The North.

The gala ended with the traditional service, attended by the civic party in St John’s Church.

Hazel Bettison from Spittal Improvement Trust, which organised the event, said: “The gala was only made such a success due to the help from local people and businesses.

“They organised the 5-a-side football, marked pitches and tracks, while the help of Berwick Air Training Corps enabled us to run the races and mini-marathon.

“We are only a small voluntary committee and rely on the support from others, so a huge thank you to them all.”

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