The Gala

Pronounced "Gayler" -  not "Garler",  the annual 
village fete and sheep  show is always on the 
afternoon of the third Saturday in June. 





The Lofthouse & Middlesmoor Silver Band plays 
in the background.  .  



There are games for children and adults
and stalls sell various merchandise from 
white elephants to plants and, of course, 
home made cakes and jams.




The Sheep Show takes place on the Gala
field with trophies and prizes presented at the 
annual Gala Dinner which is held every year 
in November.







Teas are served in the nearby schoolroom
and the day ends with a dance in the Institute. 





There is a spectacular fell race during the 
afternoon and every few years it is part of 
the national championship series. 




The proceeds from the Gala support the 
village hall and provide a large part of the 
annual cost of its upkeep.  


Most importantly it is an occasion when 
nearly everyone joins together in a single
enterprise and, although it is hard work, it 
is a great contribution to the fellowship 
of our small community.  


The Gala takes place annually on the third
Saturday in June

Click here for the Buckden Gala web-site