A family afternoon for everyone to enjoy

Races - Tea Tent - Stalls - Games - New Orleans Jazz & Jamba Samba Bands and much more...

Memorial Hall Park, Harden, Bingley, West Yorkshire

Everyone taking part in the procession should meet at North Walk, Harden @ 1.15pm. The procession will start at approx  1.30pm


Welcome back to Harden Children’s Gala

After 2 years without a Gala due to COVID the Gala last June 2022 was a great success even if the flypast by the Spitfire was cancelled due to weather conditions. It was so lovely to see the children in the procession dressed to celebrate the Jubillee with crowns, princess's and a flurry of red, white and blue everywhere. The Gala field was buzzing with excitement from children spending their pennies on various games and stalls. 

After a busy December hosting the Gala Disco and putting up the village Christmas tree we are alread planning for this years Gala where we welcome for the first time a Gala King along with Gala Queen and attendants. 

The Gala on Saturday 17 June 2023 would have been (if it had not been for the rude interruption of COVID) the 50th gala arranged by the Harden Children’s Gala Committee.
We therefore want to make this a particularly memorable occasion and are inviting all the previous queens and attendants to join in the Gala Procession from the top of Long Lane to the Gala Field and to join this year’s royalty around the dias.

We have the full list of gala queens and attendants (see below) and over the next few months we will be jogging your memories with photographs from Solna's “10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago” articles which have been included in the gala programmes since 2014.

If you were a queen or attendant and are available to join the procession please let Solna know on 07884 233382 so we know who will be there and can arrange badges or sashes (we do not expect you to wear your original dresses). If you know anyone on the list that may not see it, please ask them to get in touch.

If you would like to help at the upcming Gala or donate baking goods, please get in touch by email: hardengala@hotmail.co.uk or complete the form on our contact page.

Thanks for reading and we hope you join us on Saturday 17th June 2023 for a fabulous family day out.

With best wishes.

Harden Children’s Gala Committee

Timetable of events

Opening Ceremony 2.00pm

Fancy Dress Cash Prize Giving 2.05pm

Spitfire Flypast 2.39pm

Magician 2.45pm & 3.45pm

Races 3.10pm

Programme Prize Draw 4.25pm

Races Medal Ceremony 4.30pm

Bubble-blowing Contest 4.45pm

Close 5.00pm

Thanks for supporting the gala

 Enjoy the sound of the New Orleans Jazz Band

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