Range of activities to enjoy at gala

A group of dancers perform at what was the first Cambois Gala since the late 1960s. The event was revived in 2015 by the Cambois Community Association. Picture by Mick Donnelly.
A group of dancers perform at what was the first Cambois Gala since the late 1960s. The event was revived in 2015 by the Cambois Community Association. Picture by Mick Donnelly.
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There will be plenty of fun for all the family at this year’s Cambois Gala.

It will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, August 27, coinciding with the Blyth Tall Ships celebrations, with Captain Raggybeard appearing at noon.

The event includes funfair rides, side shows, a raffle, bric-a-brac, face-painting, glitter tattoos, tombolas, crafts, soft play, refreshments and a range of stalls.

There will be pony rides between 2pm and 4pm, a companion dog show with novelty classes from 1pm and a mini football tournament with Doug Thoburn, including football speed radar, which starts at 1pm.

And those who go along to the Selbourne Terrace Playing Fields, next to Cambois Club, can also enjoy displays and performances by East Meets West Martial Arts, Cambois Primary School, Milly Performance Academy and Wansbeck Gymnastics Club.

The event, which will be compered by Mark McCann, runs until 5pm.

Cambois Community Association was re-formed in 2012 with the intention of trying to bring together the communities of North Blyth, Cambois and East Sleekburn.

Last year, the organisation held the first gala since the late 1960s and it was a great success.

In addition, Percy & the Piglets will be playing on the Saturday evening at Cambois Club and on the Sunday (August 28) at a further fund-raiser supporting Help for Heroes.

For more information about the event, call Jo Townsend on 07817 198705.