Cronton Gala

Cronton Gala Coffee Morning 22nd April 2017

 Many thanks to all those who supported the Cronton Gala Coffee Morning, especially the ladies from Widnes WI and special thanks to Irene McGreary for the generous donation of raffle prizes.  Attendance was good and we raised £149.

The next committee meeting (with only one month to go) is 7.00pm MONDAY 15th May, please make every effort to attend this one.

Kind regards,


Ian Watson

Chair – Cronton Gala Committee

Tel: 01744736330

Fax: 08709223140

Mobile: 07770395599




Meeting 21st March 2017

We had an excellent meeting last night, we even found a new secretary and I would like to welcome Millie Kilshaw of Riverside College to our happy band.

The next meeting will be on Thursday 20th April followed by the Spring Coffee Morning on Saturday 20thApril.

Donations of raffle prizes for the Coffee Morning will be very much appreciated.

Also, raffle prizes for the Gala and any items suitable for the Tombola will be gratefully received.

 Ian Watson

Chair – Cronton Gala Committee

Tel: 01744736330

Fax: 08709223140

Mobile: 07770395599



We had an excellent meeting a week last Tuesday, 28th February. It was just like old times.

The meeting was attended by some ladies from Widnes Women’s Institute who have joined our committee with much enthusiasm and they will be a great help in planning and running this year’s Gala.

Hopefully, we will be able to feature more traditional games, etc.

Also, we are going to have a 40’s theme this year and I would ask all helpers and participants to dress accordingly on the day, either in typical 40‘s clothing, uniforms, or whatever., also deck out stalls in the theme, more on this nearer the time.  

 We are going to stage the Scarecrow Competition again and we will publicise this well before the Gala together with some guidance so to encourage entries.

Our next supporting event will be the Spring Coffee Morning in the Parish Council Office on Saturday 22nd April 9.30am to 12.30am, tea, coffee, cakes, a raffle and a catch up with friends and neighbours.

The next Gala Committee Meeting will be 7.00pm on 21st March in the Parish Council Office, please make every effort to attend, we are on a roll now.


Cronton Gala 2017

This year’s Gala will be on Saturday 17th June 2017

If you would like to get involved and join the happy band of organisers

call Ian on 07770 395599

All help and new ideas welcome.


Cronton Gala 2016

Cronton held their ever popular annual village Gala last Saturday on The Pasture and everyone had a whale of a time. Attendance was up on last year despite the new £1 entry fee. Merrymakers enjoyed a fine day with much sunshine and lots of fun and activities for the young and old alike. The fair, bouncy castles and donkey rides went down a treat with the youngsters. Also, there were craft displays and traditional games like The Stocks and Hook a Duck. Widnes Vikings did a rugby demonstration and entertainment was provided by local dance and theatre troupe ‘NDTS’, ukulele group ‘Motley Ukes’, martial arts club ‘Kuk Sool’, and the very talented singer and Britain’s Got Talent finalist  Beau Dermott. All in all the day was a great success and the organisers are already enthusiastically organising next year’s Gala. Anyone wishing to get involved should contact Ian on 07770 395 599 or  


Chair – Cronton Gala Committee

Tel: 01744 736 330

Fax: 08709 223 140

Mobile: 07770 395 599



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Gala Committee Meeting

Meetings take place monthly

at the Parish Council Office, Hampton Drive

New faces most welcome!


A great day at Cronton Gala June 2014

A great day at Cronton Gala June 2014

Cronton Gala is now in its ninth year and goes from strength to strength. The Gala is run entirely by volunteers and without them, the support of local businesses and of course you, we wouldn’t have such a great event at the heart of the community.

This year’s Gala was a great success with even more visitors than ever.

Next year’s Gala date will be on Saturday 18th June 2016 and will include the usual scarecrow competition.  

Meanwhile, if anyone has anything to offer to the Gala, e.g. any skills to display, or support to give, would like a stall on the day or would like to join our happy band and help in any way then call Ian Watson on 07770 395 599 or email or come along to one of our very informal and friendly monthly meetings, you will be made most welcome.

The next meeting of the Gala Committee will be 7pm Tuesday 27th October,  2015 in the Parish Council Office, 7 Hampton Drive (next to the newsagents).

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