Gallery: Wimblington Gala

HOLLYWOOD fever gripped the crowds in Wimblington, when the village staged its annual gala. We could not have wished for a better gala, said Julie Dent, a member of the Wimblington Sports and Community Committee, after the dust settled on a successful w

HOLLYWOOD fever gripped the crowds in Wimblington, when the village staged its annual gala.

"We could not have wished for a better gala," said Julie Dent, a member of the Wimblington Sports and Community Committee, after the dust settled on a successful weekend.

She added: "It must have been the weather - we've got very lucky!"

Friday's gala ball, held in a marquee at the Parkfield Sports Club, was a sell-out and the Saturday's family disco entertained villagers late into the night.

The streets were lined with spectators for Sunday's parade, which started in the car park of Knowles Transport and travelled around the village.

Five floats featured in the parade, as well as a jazz band, March Militaires and Soham Majorettes.

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The fun returned to Parkfield for the gala races, tug of war competition and craft stalls and, at times, visitors could not move because so many people attended.

The village's Thomas Eaton Primary School won the best float award, with Wimblington Keep Fit Ladies' Club picking up the best dressed float prize.

Money raised from the gala will go towards a trip for the children of the village, plans for which are currently in the pipeline, and a fish and chip supper and music event for the village's senior citizens.

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