Fun-packed programme

THIS year’s Brighouse Charity Gala will be bigger and better than ever before, according to organisers.

Plans are well underway for the event on June 25 when organisers hope crowds of people will flock to Wellholme Park, Brighouse, for some of its major attractions on offer.

Chairman Phil Poole said early signs were that it was going to be a success. “I think all round from the number of inquiries from organisations wanting to come there seems to be a hell of a lot of interest,” he said. “All in all plans are going quite swimmingly. The arena is full and the stage is full and we have had no difficulty in filling it this year. There certainly seems to be a lot of interest, I just hope the weather is nice and we can top last year’s.”

There will be Rastrick Crickettes in the arena and Brighouse Star Twirlers. The Diamond Gymnastic Club is doing two displays after performing in the procession. Brighouse Rangers Juniors will be performing and with Clifton Rangers Juniors putting on a football display for the first time.

Other entertainment around the field is wide and varied with the duck race closing things at 5pm. Tickets are on sale on the day and at the gala caravan situated in Wilkinsons.

Punch and Judy is returning after a short absence and Calderdale College has a new attraction with a mobile cave. The old favourites the Companion Dog Show, Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Art Display and the fairground will be there.

The popular ducking stool is back and Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers make a spectacular return with their steam trains to give the children rides in the park.

There is a new attraction for children aged three upwards with mini go karts for a drive round a circuit and donkey rides.