Gweek Silver Band 'Gala Week' a sunny success

Gweek Silver Band 'Gala Week' a sunny success

Gweek Silver Band 'Gala Week' a sunny success

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Blessed with good weather for each of its events, Gweek Silver Band’s annual Gala Week has been a hailed “great success.”

The week started with a clay pigeon shoot at Zelah Farm, Gweek, by kind permission of Mr Eric Cotter.

A large number of competitors entered, with Chris ‘Trucker’ Johns the eventual winner. Richard Stevens came a close second and Paul Stephens third.

The ladies’ trophy was won by Jackie Laity, with David Richards taking the junior.

Gweek Silver Band marched through the village, followed by Heyl Town Band and St Keverne Silver Band.

Each band then gave an individual short concert to an appreciative crowd, in a setting overlooking the Helford River. To end the evening, all three bands joined forces to present several pieces, with the audience participating in the tune ‘Sway.’ Tuesday last week was the annual pig roast, together with various competitions, stalls and children’s sports. Entertainment was provided by Helston Concert Brass.

In keeping with the tradition of the evening, the first few slices of pork were auctioned by Sinclair Johns; the first slice being purchased by Valerie Cotter.

The tug-o-war contest was won by ‘Glen’s Pensioners’, with the Wheel Inn team second.

The sheaf pitching contest went on into the evening darkness with the eventual winner being Paul Nicholas, followed by James Stephens. The winner of the ladies’ competition was Rebecca Jenkin.

The proceeds of the week, amounting to over £2,000, are for band funds.

Robert Wilton, band vice chairman, said: “The Gweek Silver Band would like to thank all those who took part or contributed in any way.”

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