It was smiles all round for families in Bispham as they celebrated its gala day.
And it was an extra special occasion for 12-year-old Holly Gregson, as she was crowned Gala Queen – the third in her family to take the honour.
She follows mum Debbie and big sister Jade in wearing the crown.
Debbie, of Kildare Road, Bispham, said: “She was so excited, she couldn’t sleep the night before.
“She had such a lovely day, in the end I think she was a bit overcome by it all. She kept saying that she really felt like she was queen for the day; like she was a celebrity.”
The gala day kicked off on Saturday with a procession through the village.
Debbie said: “The procession was fantastic. It’s a long walk but they all made it through.
“There were a lot of little ones there, and we were so proud of them all.”
Following the procession, Holly, a pupil at St Aidan’s Technology College in Preesall, took part in the crowning ceremony, and enjoyed a reception with the Mayor.
The children then spent the afternoon at the fairground on the field. Debbie said: “Everyone enjoyed themselves and had a really good day.”
But Holly’s gala queen duties weren’t over, as yesterday the children were back in their gala outfits for a second showing at Bispham United Reformed Church.
Debbie added: “The children decided they wanted to show everyone who couldn’t be there on the day what they did.”