Excitement is building as everyone is Westerton gears up for its centenary Gala Day on Saturday 7 and organisers expect it to be bigger and better than ever before thanks to a grant.
This year’s annual event celebrates the 100th birthday of the garden suburb and received funding from Awards for All. Westerton opened to its first new residents in 1913, and this year’s theme is the centenary. The gala parade, which sets off at midday from Wheatfield Road led by Gala Queen Alicia Montgomery, has an Edwardian theme. Participants are encouraged to wear fantastic feathered hats or marvellous moustaches.
As well as the traditional kid’s activities, craft fair and tearoom centred around Westerton Hall and library the event will include street skills workshops. Older children can have a go at parkour, hiphop and street art at workshops - followed by a display at Westerton Hall.
Organiser Scott Ferguson said: “We’re hoping the event will have something for everyone.
“New this year we will have traditional baking competition, a ‘silent disco’. and things popular in previous years, such as a one-mile Fun Run, climbing wall and archery. It’s always a great day, but it couldn’t happen without behind the scenes help from very dedicated local volunteers.”
Events start with the crowning of the Gala Queen at 12.30pm, for more info go to www.westertonvillage.co.uk