Annual Gala of the Rossendale Union of Boot, Shoe and Slipper Operatives
Why this is important?
It was a fabulous way for the community to come together in the years between the two world wars. There were prizes for such things as ‘The Best Sentimental Character’, ‘The Best Group of Juvenile or Adult Dancers, Morris, Country etc’.
There were sports prizes for sack races, 100 yards handicap, relay races. There was entertainment such as magicians, tumblers and comedy knockabouts. There was even a prize for anyone that could make the Hazel Grove Twins speak or smile!