Thornton Cleveleys Gala

Thornton Cleveleys Gala

Thornton Cleveleys Gala stretches years back in time to 1898 – it’s an annual celebration for the town. Everyone comes out in force to enjoy a day of entertainment and fun!

Thornton Cleveleys Gala Day 2018

Sunday 10 June

A day of fun and community spirit for everyone to enjoy.

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This year Gala Day starts with the traditional raising of the Gala Flag by Prince Charming Grace.

The traditional Cenotaph Service will begin at 10:50am. The Gala retinues will lay flowers, with Thornton Cleveleys Brass Band accompanying and The Royal British Legion in attendance.


The parade will leave King Georges Playing Fields at 12pm.

  • First making its way along Victoria Road East,
  • then left into Lawsons Road,
  • carrying on along Trunnah Road and
  • then turning left onto Fleetwood Road North and finally
  • back up to King Georges Playing Fields for 1pm.

For anyone who wishes to take part in the parade – entry forms will be in this years programme which is set for release in May.

The themes for this years Gala are ‘The End of World War One’ and ‘100 Years of The Suffrage Movement’.

The field events and fair will open on King George’s Playing Fields from 12 pm

This year the crowning ceremony will take place in Marsh Mill Square from 2pm where the raffle and lucky number will be drawn. We will also present the trophies to the winners of the day.

Manor Beach School in the Thornton Cleveleys Gala Parade

Thornton Cleveleys Gala Parade

Float in Thornton Cleveleys Gala Parade

Volunteers Needed

Planning for the Gala is well under way, but the Committee could always do with the help of a few more people. Particularly those who could help to marshall on the day.

If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch. If you can’t make meetings that’s not a problem, but if you can commit to help either on the day or before hand that would be great.

Each year we always want bigger and better. To achieve that we require more volunteers!!

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Please don’t ask Visit Cleveleys if you have a query – we are just the messengers 🙂

Thornton Gala Queen and Retinue
Thornton Gala Queen 2015 and Retinue (Photo: Sue Baker)

Cheerleaders from Manor Beach School
Cheerleaders from Manor Beach School (Photo: Sue Baker)

Thornton Primary School
Thornton Primary School (Photo: Sue Baker)

Royles Brook Primary School
Royles Brook Primary School (Photo: Sue Baker)

Baines Endowed Primary School
Baines Endowed Primary School (Photo: Sue Baker)

Some of you might have noticed the return to the name Thornton Cleveleys Gala in the title recently.

If you are interested in taking part next year with a stall or have a community group that would like either have a stall or to have a display please get in touch.

Thornton Clveleys Gala arriving at Four Lane Ends
Thornton Cleveleys Gala parade arriving at Four Lane Ends

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