A nervous, exciting and great day

Brighouse Gala 1977
Brighouse Gala 1977

As the Brighouse Gala procession makes its way to Wellholme Park, it would have been a nervous and also exciting day for the new 1977 Gala Queen Roslyn Berts and her three attendants Anna-Maria Doyle, Julia Knott and Caroline Normanton.

Being driven along Commercial Street with the crowds cheering and shouting - in parts it would have been six and seven people deep. A great day.

I am sure some of you will have seen some preliminary notices about this year’s gala being the 50th anniversary of the event. The organisers are very keen to trace as many of the past gala queens as possible.

While many have come forward there are still some who have not. If you are a former Brighouse Gala Queen, please contact me via e-mail: enquiries@chrishelme-brighouse.org.uk and I can put you in touch with the organisers.