Great time at Catterall Gala

Pirates, aliens, penguins and astronauts were among the hundreds of visitors that descended on Catterall for the annual village gala this weekend.

The event kicked off at 1.30pm on Saturday with a procession led by the morris dancers and Pilling Brass Band.

Corporal Wayne Stavert from the Duke of Lancaster Regiment crowns his niece Louise Ashton, nine, as Catterall Gala Queen for 2013 with Rose Bud, Georgia Wilkes, six.

Corporal Wayne Stavert from the Duke of Lancaster Regiment crowns his niece Louise Ashton, nine, as Catterall Gala Queen for 2013 with Rose Bud, Georgia Wilkes, six.

The band was followed by retiring queen Niamh McShannon and new queen Louise Ashton. The nine-year-old Kirkland and Catterall Primary School was a rosebud to Catterall queen Grace Piela-Kirby in 2009 and has also taken part on floats.

Various dignitaries, Catterall Brownies and visiting queens formed the middle of the procession prior to the decorated floats and fancy dress sections.

Throughout the day there was also a football tournament, raffle and a family barbecue.