Thousands flock to gala as summer sunshine appears

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thousands of folk turned out in force for one of the borough’s largest summer fairs which defied the wretched summer weather to go ahead.

An anticipated 7,000 people were expected to descend on Memorial Park in Thorne for the town’s gala with a range of attractions over the weekend aimed at all the family.

Take a Bow Drama Group, of Thorne, at Thorne Festival. Picture: Andrew Roe

Take a Bow Drama Group, of Thorne, at Thorne Festival. Picture: Andrew Roe

Organisers had feared downpours would force the cancellation of the weekend, but the recent sunny weather meant the ground had dried out sufficiently enough for the spectacular to go ahead.

Attractions included fair rides, stalls, a vintage car display, Punch and Judy show, circus demonstrations as well as a variety of music including a performance from Britain’s Got Talent finalists 2Grand.

Sylvia Goldspink of the festival committee said: “The weather was kind to us on the whole and the event brought a lot of smiles to a lot of people, I think everyone who came along enjoyed it.”