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1st September 2016

Visitors turn out to make annual Bardney Gala the biggest to date

Visitors turned out in their thousands to enjoy fairground rides, live music and entertainment at the biggest Bardney Gala to date.


More than 5,000 people turned out to the event, which took place on Sunday 28th August at Bardney Village Hall and playing field, surpassing last year’s total of 4,000.


Other attractions included a classic vehicle collection, a car boot sale and a barbecue, as well as a raffle with 30 prizes.


One of the companies which supported the event was Chestnut Homes, which donated a 40” LED television as the main prize for the raffle. The housebuilder is set to begin work on the next phase of its Manor Farm development in Bardney next year.


Caroline Howe, Chair of the Bardney Gala committee, said: “The Gala was a truly excellent day. I would say we easily had 5,000 visitors, helped by the fact that we had beautiful weather and a great committee who worked hard to organise the event.


“There was a festival atmosphere, with the sun shining and great music. The Gala has really transformed from a small village fair into a big event for Bardney.


“We had two superb bands – Dead Rooster and Steppin’ Stones, who have both agreed to come back next year.


“On top of that there was the really successful raffle and the huge car boot sale, which helped us to draw people from as far away as Doncaster.”


Bardney Development Group took over organising the event in 2009 and have seen the number of people attending rise significantly over the past seven years.


David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “The Gala is always a fantastic event for Bardney and is a day which the whole community can enjoy.


“We’re pleased to have been able to offer our support to the Gala, and would like to congratulate the committee on making this year’s event the biggest yet.”


The Bardney Gala team is appealing for people to join its committee to help organise next year’s event. For details, visit


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