Gala Week kicks off in Budleigh

PUBLISHED: 13:27 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:27 31 May 2017

Girls in the Co-op dressed as Pirates. Ref exb 22 17 budleigh gala 3098.

Girls in the Co-op dressed as Pirates. Ref exb 22 17 budleigh gala 3098.

Peter Bowler

Budleigh’s annual Gala Week celebrations kicked off at the weekend with the big breakfast and fete.

Budleigh in Bloom. Ref exb 22 17 budleigh gala 3090.Budleigh in Bloom. Ref exb 22 17 budleigh gala 3090.

Scores of hungry residents attended the traditional opening of Gala Week – a cooked breakfast event at The Public Hall on Saturday (May 27).

This event, which raises around £2,000 for Cancer Research UK, was also attended by Conservative parliamentary candidate Sir Hugo Swire.

Later the same day was the Gala Week fete which was an opportunity for charities, such as Budleigh in Bloom, to hold stalls on The Green. This event was also attended by new town mayor Alan Dent who officially opened Gala Week.

On Sunday there was a beach fishing competition and Monday saw more than 300 people turn out for the annual pebble building contest with one entry measuring more than 4ft tall. There was also the children’s fancy dress parade.

The Big Breakfast. Ref exb 22 17 budleigh gala 3087.The Big Breakfast. Ref exb 22 17 budleigh gala 3087.

Gala Week continues until Sunday, June 4, with a summer fair in the Public Hall on Saturday and the Chamber of Commerce’s annual family fun run along the sea front to round out the week.

The Big Breakfast in the Public Hall. Ref exb 22 17 budleigh gala 3073.The Big Breakfast in the Public Hall. Ref exb 22 17 budleigh gala 3073.


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