Hundreds of people turn out for Conisbrough Summer Gala - come rain or shine

Janet Brown, pictured with Suri Alpaca, Appollo. Picture: Marie Caley NSYT 01-08-15 Gala MC 3
Janet Brown, pictured with Suri Alpaca, Appollo. Picture: Marie Caley NSYT 01-08-15 Gala MC 3

The rain couldn’t dampen the spirts of visitors to the Conisbrough Summer Gala as hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the event.

As many as 400 people are estimated to have gathered on the welfare field, off Old Road, on Saturday to enjoy a range of attractions including stalls, a fun fair, kids’ activities, dance demonstrations, live music, a dog show and donkey rides.

Cavy Corner volunteers Weronika Charubin, Ben Stables, Ellie Lawther and Sophie Wright, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NSYT 01-08-15 Gala MC 1

Cavy Corner volunteers Weronika Charubin, Ben Stables, Ellie Lawther and Sophie Wright, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NSYT 01-08-15 Gala MC 1

Thirsty visitors also got the chance to see the wide range of activities on offer at the Ivanhoe Centre where staff also offered refreshments throughout the day.

Meanwhile, NHS nurses were on hand to give free health checks.

This was the third time the event has been organised by the Conisbrough Forward community group and director Penny Lloyd-Rees said it has grown year-on-year.

The Conisbrough woman added: “It seems to be a tradition now that we get a bit of rain on the day, but everyone seemed to be in high spirts.

Silly Billy, of Ace Magic, pictured during the Punch and Judy show. Picture: Marie Caley NSYT 01-08-15 Gala MC 7

Silly Billy, of Ace Magic, pictured during the Punch and Judy show. Picture: Marie Caley NSYT 01-08-15 Gala MC 7

“The dog show was really popular and there was plenty for the youngsters to enjoy.

“It seems to get bigger and better every year. I think we had about 400 people here this year.“

Sam Wright, 19, of Balby, pictured performing at Conisbrough Gala. Picture: Marie Caley NSYT 01-08-15 Gala MC 9

Sam Wright, 19, of Balby, pictured performing at Conisbrough Gala. Picture: Marie Caley NSYT 01-08-15 Gala MC 9