Fine weather brings Gala crowds out

Jesse Garron performs rock'n roll songs at Coldingham Gala on Sunday.
Jesse Garron performs rock'n roll songs at Coldingham Gala on Sunday.

FOR the second year in a row, organisers of Coldingham Gala were blessed with good weather for their event and an estimated 500 people made their way onto the village playing field to join in the fun.

The committee were so well ahead with their preparations that the gates were opened 50 minutes ahead of schedule meaning people could get themselves in the party mood before the afternoon began with excellent foot-tapping performances from Eyemouth Pipe Band and rock ‘n’ roller Jesse Garron.

Friends of the Priory at Coldingham Gala on Sunday.

Friends of the Priory at Coldingham Gala on Sunday.

Other highlights included magician Joe Dyer, who mingled with Gala goers during the event, impressing them with a variety of tricks; accordionist Ewan Galloway and a local dance troupe.

Committee member Allan Simmons said although a final count up of money raised was still to be done, he was hopeful that at least £1000 would be distributed amongst local voluntary groups and charities.

He commented: “It was another fantastic day and we surprised ourselves at how organised we were.

“It all went over so quickly and I was able to relax as it went so well.

Eyemouth Guides at Coldingham Gala on Sunday.

Eyemouth Guides at Coldingham Gala on Sunday.

“Jesse always gets the crowds going and was a big hit once again as was the free face painting- there were queues for that all afternoon.

“Everyone involved with the Gala would like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors and everyone who came along to support the event.”

If you’d like to give your feedback on the Gala visit www.coldingham.info/gala.