Colne gala day a sunshine spectacular

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Jean Ward, Colne Gala committee member, with balloons Jean Ward, Colne Gala committee member, with balloons

ORGANISERS of Saturday’s Colne Gala have hailed an ‘amazing’ turnout at this year’s event.

The procession had been under threat because of a marshalling issue, but after being saved hundreds of well-wishers turned out to applaud the 20 floats. The sun shone as revellers enjoyed an afternoon’s entertainment which included Water Brass Band, a tug-of-war, stuntman Joseph Peace, Colne’s Got Talent, and live music from Cover It.

Coun Neil Butterworth, who helped organise the event, said: “It was an amazing day. The weather really helped bring the crowds out.”

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