Due to the wonderful weather we're having at the moment the 2012 Gala moved to the Community Centre in a slightly slimmed down form, but that didn't dampen spirits (unlike the occasional shower). To us the new venue created amuch better atmosphere in the closer confines of the Community Centre and grounds.
The day also saw musical performances from Whitwell Brass Band in the morning, and local band After Hours later in the day with a great selection of rock classics and newer covers as well.
For the younger visitors the highlight was Savage Skills (as featured on ITV's Lets Get Gold) and their freestyle mountain bike stunt displays throughout the day.
Once again Whitwell young and old alike came out in numbers to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Approximately 250 paid their respects at the service of remembrance held at the war memorial in The Square despite the grey and damp conditions.
We apologise for the quality of some of the photos – it seems that lenses don’t like being dropped in the woods, even on to soft piles of leaves