Village

Gala

Glencraig Gala Committee 1920

The Annual Gala was the highlight of the year for the children and also many adults, of course the amount of planning and hard work that went into the organization that went into the event was due to the tireless work by many miners throughout the year ensuring a memorable day for the youngsters.

 

George Morris Leading Childrens Gala Parade

Starting the day with a parade lead by George Morris over a period of many years, from the schools through the village turning in Lochcraig and finishing at Bore Park the football ground situated to the west of South Glencraig.

Then the bags of buns and a small bottle of lemonade was supplied and drunk quickly to collect the new penny that was presented on returned on the empty bottle (Hence the saying to describe a mean person he still has his first Gala Penny).

Then a day of events from Five A Sides Football various races Highland Dancing all the prizes were clothes,  the highlight being the Marathon the prize being a suit of clothes.

 

Gala 1934

Gala 1937

Gala 1937

Gala 1937

Gala 1937

Gala 1937

Miss Foote the Head Mistress at Crosshill Infant School

Gala 1937

Gala 1937

Gala 1937

Gala 1937

Gala 1937 with James Glencross

Gala 1937

Gala 1937

Gala 1937

Gala Pipeband

Mr Malcolm and the Glencraig Pipe Band

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