INGLETON Gala is preparing to crown its first ever Gala King.

On Saturday, July 20, George Bairstow will be crowned King of the Gala, in a time-honoured tradition that begun with the crowning of Gala Queen Celia Redhead in 1964.

This year's gala once again promises to be a great day out for all the family. Fun will get underway at 11am with entrants in the fancy dress parade assembling at Ingleton Primary School for the judging; at the same time, decorated floats will gather at New Village ready to join the parade.

A spokesperson for organisers, said: " This year the Batala band will be the lead, marching around Burnmoor Crescent, through the community centre on to the village, where crowds will gather to cheer on all the participants. Once the reach the Wheatsheaf car park they will head onto the community centre field where the fun and games are held."

Gala King, George Bairstow will be attended by Pearl Murray, Phoebe Tallon, Bluebell Taylor, Emily Sellers and Freddy Hothersall.

Awards will be given to the parade winners and will be followed by Children’s races, performers and an egg throwing contest. There will also be craft stalls, local businesses, community groups, barbecue, drinks and tombolas, plus much more.