Portchester Gala

Saturday 17th June 2017

Thank you for coming! We hope you had a wonderful day!

It was a bright and colourful day in Portchester on Saturday,  when thousands turned out to 

attend the annual Gala. The procession of dazzling and colourful floats started 
off at Portchester Precinct, processing down Castle Street and finishing at the 
iconic Portchester Castle. 

There was a host of things for the family to do a
the Gala, there were rides for the children on Trigger the Train, stalls, 
refreshments, hook a duck and a record number of vintage vehicles, including 
second world war trucks. In the main arena Hampshire Caledonian Band played, 
followed by new to the Gala Portchester Youth Theatre and Natasha Ballinger 
Dance Academy, Fareham School of 
Gymnastics now regular performers at Gala were excellent. Followed by the Royal 
Marine Rifle Cadets marching in formation.

Once again the tug of war completed the arena 
events won by  3rd Portchester Scout 
Leaders  on the ‘half firkin’ of ale 
donated by Irving Brewery.

Teigan Newman one of the organisers of th
Portchester Gala from Portchester Community Association said it had been a bi
success. "It's just a good community event" she said. "It's 
about trying to encourage people to come down and take part...The procession
went really well. It's been really busy and we had  lots for the children to do. We just want to 
get everyone involved". 

Quotes from the public  “We very much enjoyed the gala, it reminded me  

that Portchester is such a lovely place to live.” “The  procession route was shorter which was fortunate 
as it was so hot ”

Many families picnicked on the field as the sunshine shone at 
temperatures of 26 plus

Float prizes and thank you to our Judge Kim 




Portchester Community School PTA                                                                                                           2nd Portchester Remembers,                                                                                                                             3rd Aziza Local Egyptian Dancers

Preschool under 5’s 

1st Andy Pandy Preschool

Children and Young people

 1st Wicor Primary School                                                                                                 2nd Castle Primary School,                                                                                                3rd 
Portchester Youth Theatre.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, took part in the parade, marshalled, contributed raffle prizes, donated to the buckets, the stall holders, the classic car owners and of course the wonderful crowds who came down to the castle enjoy Portchester Gala this Saturday. As the Gala is a celebration of our village, this event could not go ahead without the support from our wonderful and proud community, so thank you Portchester for making it another amazing gala. We cannot wait to do it all again next year!

With photographs taken by Fareham & Portchester Camera Club & Image Chameleon

Portchester Community Association CIO - Registered Charity Number 1154548
2 New Parade, West Street, Portchester, Fareham, PO16 9UY
Tel: (023) 9221 0048
Email: admin@portchesterca.org.uk

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