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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Kirkby’s gala day

KIRKBY gala takes place on Saturday on the village sports field.

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HOLE LOT OF FUN: Matthew Whillance takes part in the bean bag toss at last year’s Kirkby gala JOE RILEY REF: 50007714B005

One of the highlights of the gala is the fell race organised by the British Open Fell Runners Association.

The event starts at 2pm, with fell races for all ages. The full course on Kirkby Moor covers 4.3 miles and includes 1,300 feet of climb.

The runners start and finish on the showfield.

The gala features other sporting events, as well as a barbecue, afternoon teas, stalls and entertainment.

The previous evening the Friends Of Burlington C of E Primary School, in Kirkby are holding a pre-gala ceilidh.

An evening of music and dancing led by the Wooden Leg Ceilidh Band takes place on Friday from 7pm to 11pm.

This year there will be performances by the children of Burlington School.

Bar and refreshments available. All welcome. Advance prices are £5 for adults, £2 for children, and £12 for a family of four.

Prices on the door are £6, £3, £15 respectively.

The event takes place in the gala marquee, at the Community Centre.

There’s also still time to enter Kirkby Gala’s observation competition.

Children and adults are invited to pick up an entry form from Moorland Stores and follow a trail around the village looking for out-of-place objects in participating gardens.

The contest runs until Thursday and entry is 50p.

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