Fun, music and crazy dogs at Shelf Gala

Shelf Gala.
Shelf Gala.

Thousands of people flocked to Shelf Hall Park for the 56th annual Shelf Gala.

The day was filled with entertainment and had a variety of stalls, a fun fair, plenty of food and the sun shone to make the village’s summer charity fundaiser that little bit more special.

Dance group, the Pennine Magpie Movers, performed a routine for the gathering crowds and Caribbean band Stelah Sounds were also very popular.

This was the first year that the Gala had held a dog show and there were three catagories; best dog at show, fancy dress and most look alike owner.

It took place in the main arena and many visitors gathered to see some canine capers take place.

Trevor Priestley, Gala Chairman, said: “It was a very successful day and everyone seemed to have a good time.

“What was a horrible morning of weather turned into a beautiful afternoon and the sun shone down.”

There was so much for everyone to do, with a football competition run by Shelf Junior Football Club to keep school children busy and various teams played against each other to see who came out on top.

This year the route of the Gala parade was changed and Mr Priestley said: “We have a lot of children and walking floats in the parade so to make it easier for them we shortened the route to about half a mile.”