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Tnt THE organiser of a popular north-east gala day believes this year's event will be bigger and better than the last.

bl tbhl Culter Gala will be held tomorrow, with the committee behind the celebration hopeful they can improve on last year's record numbers.

a aas The event, featuring stalls, activities and live music, will also mark half a century since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first walked on the moon.

t w Chairman Chris Watson, who heads a 10-strong organising committee, said: "We are really excited the gala has come round again.

ta f "Last year's event was fantastic. We had 3,000 people there and we are hoping to grow it even more.

"We were so successful last year that we have been able to make things like the bouncy castle and the climbing wall free for children, which is really important to us as we want it to be a real family-oriented event."

"We are also having a lunar theme this year to celebrate it being 50 years since man first landed on the moon. Everyone's stalls will be decorated to reflect that.

"It will be a great day. It's the one day of the year where the whole community really comes together and it's good to celebrate the long history of the gala.

"It's such a great event and that's reflected in the fact it's been going since 1866. It's a real highlight of the year in the village."

As part of the gala, a new mural has been installed at the school playing field in tribute to Russell Horne and Steve Reid, two locals who passed away last year.

It has been painted on the side of a disused shipping container by local artist Russell Davidson, pictured.

He said: "One of my friends told me there was an old eyesore container in the field and suggested I could do something with it.

"I started thinking up some ideas and have tied it in with the lunar theme of the whole gala event."

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Date:May 24, 2019
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