Medieval theme for village gala commemorating Magna Carta

Flitton and Greenfield Gala

Flitton and Greenfield Gala

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There were fun and games to enjoy at the annual Flitton and Greenfield Gala, held at the weekend.

This year’s theme was based on medieval times in commemoration of 800 years since Magna Carta, with the gala being a fundraiser for the upkeep of the village hall and recreation ground, where it is held.

Flitton and Greenfield Gala - the Ampthill Singers

Flitton and Greenfield Gala - the Ampthill Singers

Around 1,000 people enjoyed visiting the event, with charities, businesses and local organisations promoting themselves.

There was plenty to occupy children and among attractions for all ages were classic cars and vintage military vehicles to admire.

The gala officially opened at 1.30pm, although a youth football tournament kicked off slightly earlier.

Arena events ran until around 4.30pm, culminating with the now traditional tug of war between boys and girls. Other arena events included Ampthill Town Band and Ampthill Singers, Jazzercise, the Imajica Theatre Company, Affinity Tribal Bellydancers, and Layla and Lennie with a medieval horse display.

Flitton and Greenfield Gala parade

Flitton and Greenfield Gala parade

The event was officially opened in the village hall, followed by the crowning the Gala Queen, with judging of fruit jam and colouring competitions, and a grand raffle draw.