Newtongrange Gala Day beats the chill

Newtongrange Children’s Gala Day took place on Saturday, with thousands turning out despite a drop in temperature.

Charlie Griffiths was crowned King and Saffron Cunningham crowned Queen.

Newtongrange Children's Gala Day 2015

Newtongrange Children's Gala Day 2015

The gala day committee chairperson Denise Gillies said: “I am proud of all the gala court kids, they did Newtongrange proud. As did the gala day youth committee who worked so hard.

“It was a cold day, but at least it was dry. I think the chill affected numbers that came into the park.

“We still had a good crowd, but obviously people didn’t linger too long as it was cold, but everybody still enjoyed themselves. The feedback has been great on Facebook.

“The parade was excellent. A lot of people commented on how good it was this year.

“The whole week was good fun. The treasure hunt, the magic show and the disco were all great. I have to thank the Dean Tavern for hosting some of the events too.

“The committee is all exhausted now though!”

Denise added: “We are going to fundraise throughout the summer, hopefully utilise the park more.”