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Sunshine, crowds, a Spitfire flypast and loads of entertainment and stalls meant Manea Gala was back in style on Saturday for the first time in three years.

Thousands of people turned out first to watch the annual parade, which included floats from the village school and the youth football club among others, as well as a huge array of vintage and veteran tractors and even Delboy and Rodney Trotter made an appearance in their three-wheeled car with Grandad in the back.

It was then down to the playing field for an afternoon packed with displays in the main ring, side shows, stalls and refreshments.

Tony Macer of Manea won best tractor in show award with his three wheeled John Deere rowcrop machine. (57881325)
Tony Macer of Manea won best tractor in show award with his three wheeled John Deere rowcrop machine. (57881325)

One of the highlights was a flypast by a Spitfire which buzzed over the showground to applause, from what could possibly have been record breaking crowds, thanks to the glorious weather.

The Jez Avery Stunt Team wowed the crowds as did members of the Wisbech and District Kart Racing Team.

There was a hugely successful dog show, which attracted canines of all shapes and sizes.

One of the tractor drivers with his vintage vehicle. (57881319)
One of the tractor drivers with his vintage vehicle. (57881319)

Uncle Brian kept the younger children entertained with a traditional Punch and Judy show and also allowed people of all ages to try their hand at tightrope walking.

Stalls ranged from charities running tombolas and lucky dips to local craftspeople selling their wares which included wood working and flowers.

Other attractions included a display by the Manea Archive, bouncy castles, archery, birds of prey and live music which during the afternoon included performances by the Upwood Ukuleles. The music continued into the evening with performances from Chatteris and Manea Silver Band, Louise Kenny and Catch 22.

Upwood Ukeles performed during the afternoon to an appreciative crowd. (57881322)
Upwood Ukeles performed during the afternoon to an appreciative crowd. (57881322)

Organisers were blown away by the event's success after being cancelled for the past two years because of Covid and received huge praise on the event's Facebook page from those who attended for the effort that had gone into making the gala such great fun.

Ben and Freddie from the Wisbech and District Kart Racing Club gave an awesome display in the main show ring. (57881328)
Ben and Freddie from the Wisbech and District Kart Racing Club gave an awesome display in the main show ring. (57881328)
Ben and Freddie from the Wisbech and District Kart Racing Club gave an awesome display in the main show ring. (57881331)
Ben and Freddie from the Wisbech and District Kart Racing Club gave an awesome display in the main show ring. (57881331)
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Manea Gala Parade. (57871023)
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Manea Gala Parade. (57871025)
This year saw the presentation of a new silver trophy in memory of Michael Philpott who died recently and was a main stay of the classic car and vehicle show at Manea Gala, having been on of the original organisers. (57881337)
This year saw the presentation of a new silver trophy in memory of Michael Philpott who died recently and was a main stay of the classic car and vehicle show at Manea Gala, having been on of the original organisers. (57881337)
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Manea Gala Parade. (57871026)
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Manea Gala Parade. (57871029)
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Manea Gala Parade. (57871027)
Frank Fowler with his 6 cylinder Major tractor. (57881334)
Frank Fowler with his 6 cylinder Major tractor. (57881334)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885248)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885248)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885281)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885281)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885284)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885284)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885287)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885287)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885290)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885290)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885254)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885254)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885257)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885257)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885260)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885260)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885263)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885263)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885267)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885267)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885272)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885272)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885275)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885275)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885278)
Manea Gala was a huge success after returning for the first time in three years. (57885278)
Manea Gala was a huge success. (57885776)
Manea Gala was a huge success. (57885776)
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Manea Gala was a huge success. (57885779)
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Manea Gala was a huge success. (57885782)
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Manea Gala was a huge success. (57885789)
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Manea Gala was a huge success. (57885793)
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Manea Gala was a huge success. (57885802)
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Manea Gala was a huge success. (57885808)
Manea Gala was a huge success. (57885805)
Manea Gala was a huge success. (57885805)

For further details on Manea Gala visit the event's Facebook page.



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