VIDEO: Themed Gala pulls in crowds at Edlington

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Families turned out in force for today’s Edlington Gala, that carried an over all theme of ‘Edlington in 1914’.

The well-attended event was staged at the Yorkshire Main Miners Welfare grounds with rides, stalls, dancing displays and competitions.

Some participants turned up in military uniform or costumes from the 1914 period, but everyone enjoyed the happy atmosphere and stall holders were kept busy.

The Hilltop Centre supported the event along with the Edlington Local History Club who put on a display of research they have been doing about life in Edlington during the First World War.

For the Raptor Conservation Rescue at Wath, it was their first visit with their birds of prey, that included Penny, a Eurasian Eagle Owl.

Ian Eskriett, 38, said both adults and children had shown a lot of interest in the birds, and the work of the nine-year old rescue based at his home.

Mexborough woman Julie Thompson from Mexborough was one trader in military uniform, as she welcomed visitors to her Old Victorian Kitchen stall. And Hayley Patrick of the Hayley Patrick School of Theatre Dance at Balby said her young dancers had had a “brilliant” performance.

Children had a great time, with rides and fairground stalls, and plenty of balloons to go round.