SLIDESHOW: Ingleton Gala taken over by flash mob

Ingleton Gala was taken over by a flash mob of scouts on Saturday.

In a bid to claim the £100 main prize of the C3 Challenge, set by the County Commissioner of Scouting, Ingleton Scouts took over the gala field’s main ring.

Ingelton Play Group.

Ingelton Play Group.

This year’s Gala Queen Isobel Morphet and members of her entourage were also part of the surprise event of the day and joined a throng of cubs, scouts, beavers and their leaders, dancing to a selection of pop tunes, following her crowning ceremony.

The flash mob delighted those watching on and once again highlighted the community spirit enjoyed at the picturesque Yorkshire village.

One gala attendee and his wife, with a holiday caravan nearby, said how he thoroughly enjoyed his repeated stays at Ingleton.

He said: “It is so clear to see how the people of Ingleton love to work together in holding events such as the gala, forties weekend and the Folk Weekend, and we love coming back.”

Other main ring displays were provided by Garstang Gymnastic Display Team, RSCDS Scottish Dancers, Zannas Dancers and Burneside Brass Band, and throughout the day, DH of Kendal flew their magnificent kites.

Their giant kites of an octopus and mermaid were tethered at nearby Ingleton Primary School field and could be seen for miles around.

There were three races held by the Ingleborough Mountain Race organisers.

The U10s and U8s ran a circuit around the gala field and juniors and seniors took the annual challenge to run routes part way and all the way respectively, to Ingleborough’s summit and back.

During the evening in the Community Centre, entertainment was provided by Mr Bubble and Live Band Ulpha 590.

Gala organisers are grateful to everyone involved in making the annual event possible.

The gala helps the registered charity Ingleton Rural Community Association to raise much needed funds for Ingleton community projects.