Appeal for past gala queens

The Brighouse Charity Gala has tood at the heart of the town’s social calendar for decades.

And as the excitement of the big day nears, organisers have urged more past gala queens to come forward to help mark the event’s 50th anniversary.

Jean Ainley, president of the Brighouse Gala committee, wants to track down as many as possible in a fitting celebration of the popular annual event, which was first held in 1965. The grand anniversary celebration will be held in Wellholme Park, Brighouse, on Saturday, June 27. She said: “We’re appealing for even more people to come forward, around 25 per cent are coming and I’ve heard from some who can’t come. We’re pleased with the outcome we have got so far and Judy, our first gala queen, will be there.If you are a past gala queen and would like to attend, contact Jean Ainley on 01484 712141.