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Sunshine Gala Day Drew The Crowds: Attractions Had Something To Suite Everyone (1 of 10)

9 August 1969
Reedley Playing Fields, Reedley

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Sunshine Gala Day Drew The Crowds: Attractions Had Something To Suite Everyone (1 of 10)
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An ever popular character with children is Mr. Punch. Certainly the expression on the faces of the Punch and Judy show audience proves that he can still hold their attention.
A long hot summer day brought record crowds to Reedley on Saturday for the Joseph Lucas gala and fete. It gave organisers and visitors alike a glorious afternoon's fun but it was a close run thing, for the weather broke at about 6.45pm, just giving most people time to get home before the rain began.
There was an attendance estimated at around 18,000 to 19,000 who took full opportunity of all the attractions offered. The beaming face of television star Roy Castle, who had the packed Lucas Gala queen marquee rocking with laughter, was matched by the smiles of chief executives of the Burnley Lucas organisation. And none seemed happier than Mr. Brian Whittaker, the Lucas sports and social organiser.
The gala involves a tremendous amount of hard work for the firm's employees with hundreds of volunteers giving up their afternoon to a variety of jobs.
The full article also gives results for the Athletics events and the horticultural show.

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