I arrived early at Holbeck Gala on Saturday (6th July 2013) to take some photos of the stalls before the crowds gathered.
It was still a bit quiet, with stalls around the perimeter of a very large park area. Seemed a bit strange, thought maybe a lot more could have been done with the large amount of grass land space in the middle.
I have seen some of the stalls at other Galas, but some were new for Holbeck.
With arriving early, I decided to have a Caribbean Breakfast: jerk chicken with chips. Very spicy, maybe not the best choice for a hot day.
Here is a list of some the stalls at the Gala:
- South Leeds Life Blog.
- Various tombola stalls, raising funds for various causes.
- Holbeck in Bloom
- Holbeck Working Mens Club
- Holbeck Elderly Aid
- Holbeck Christian Fellowship
- Coconut Shy
- Health For All
- Mosaic Church
- Cloth Cat Studios
- Leeds Music Trust
- Climbing Tower
- Leeds Youth Services
- Police (giving advice on Alcohol & Drugs)
Entertainment was provided by live bands including The Outsiders and Chuck Wagon plus local children competing in “Holbeck’s Got Talent” and a Majorette dancing troupe.
There were children’s rides available, plus two very large play chutes – pity there was no water at the bottom on this very hot day!
I took advantage of joining Holbeck Working Men’s Club while I was there. I understand they need funds to survive, so I did my bit. I’ll also be able to go and watch live bands. Will keep an eye on their website to see what’s on.
Ingram Road Primary School held a balloon race and I paid £2.00 for a balloon, there’s £50 for the winner. Nobody has contacted me, so my balloon maybe still over the North Sea.
After a couple of hours at the Gala, before I expired in the sun, I made my way home to write up this review & organise all the photos taken.
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