Langbank gala day 2012

by | Sep 8, 2012 | 0 comments

The last Renfrewshire gala of the year!

I had been planning to go to the Langbank gala day this year and had been looking forward to it as I was planning to take along my wee pal Ruffles who I also took to Bishopton day and then blog it!  In the past my uncle and I had stalls there but not this year.  For some reason Langbank gala day is always held in late summer but this year we are now into Autumn and months after the other regional gala days have finished.

Instead of going this year I agreed to help work in the garden of Dylan’s owners, laying some slabs, planting etc, so I sent a BDWS insider along with his handy camera in my place to take some pics and give me some info so I could blog it!

Being such a small village and with the Gala only in it’s third year Langbank’s gala is quite small compared to other Renfrewshire gala’s.  When my insider entered the gala the people were already gathering around the stalls which included a beer tent, burger bar, a bouncy castle, a stall with tea and cakes, a corn hole contest (which is popular and hosted by a good friend!) and ‘beat the goalie’!

While I was flicking slugs of old slabs and planting shrubs my insider was enjoying the Langbank entertainment which included a fun run (which he didn’t participate in, lol!), tug0’war, a pets show and a man on a microphone quizzing the attendees about Langbank!

The atmosphere was relaxed and happy with locals chatting to their neighbours and friends and enjoying a few drinks on a warm day while the kids ran about and got out from under their parents feet.

Anyway back at the gala and now having looked around my insider bought a lager which came at a very reasonable £2.50.  The beer tent is always a big hit at galas and the Langbank committee behind the gala day have done well with theirs, selling their drink at such a good price.  The folk at Bishopton day could benefit by bringing the beer tent back as a feature like it used to be rather than an unwanted obligation.  My insider also bought a burger which cost £3.00.

Let’s take a look at some pics…

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By Jamie Shanks

BDWS is owned and run by me, Jamie Shanks. I’ve been a professional dog walker since 2010. When I’m not walking dogs, I’m usually at home entertaining my three dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden. 


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