Rain fails to put the dampeners on Spofforth Gala and 10k race

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Spofforth Gala was fairly well attended despite wet weather that lived up to the gloomy forecast.

There was a climbing wall, a roundabout, a children’s entertainer and a fairground organ. There were more than 20 stalls, including bric-a brac by the cricket club, books and scarves and a children’s tombola by Spofforth Women’s Institute, The Lions and The Round Table.

Date:27th August 2012.'Spofforth Gala, pictured Helen and Carl Marston, holding a Saxony Duck, and a Gloucestershire Old Spot Pig, which were on show for visitors to the Gala.

Date:27th August 2012.'Spofforth Gala, pictured Helen and Carl Marston, holding a Saxony Duck, and a Gloucestershire Old Spot Pig, which were on show for visitors to the Gala.

All Saints Church sold out their pastries, one of which was a confection called ‘pets-de-nonnes’ (if I translated this the paper would not print it!).

Carl Marston showed two Gloucester Old Spot piglets, a male and female and invited us to guess their names for 50p each. They were called Jasper and Imelda.

The 10K trail race was won by Mark Bryant of Leeds City AC with a time of 37.33, with Liam Dunne, of Otley AC, second, in a time of 38.06.

The fastest lady was Pauline Munro in 42.28 and the first local runner was Tristam Emptage from the village.