Dakota flypast gala highlight

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A FLYPAST by a Dakota from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be one of the highlights of Coal Aston’s annual village gala on Saturday, July 7.

The gala will be opened at 12.30pm by Dronfield Town Mayor Coun Sue Allsop. There will be a blessing of the Well Dressing at 1.45pm, and the flypast is scheduled to take place at 3.50pm.

The afternoon’s entertainment will include a Punch and Judy show, a tug-of-war, children’s races for under 10s, a classic cars show, and Maypole dancing by children from Lenthall Infants School.

At 8pm there will be a concert in the village hall featuring Johnny and the Moondogs and a Beatles tribute band.

And the next day, Sunday July 8, there will be an art exhibition from 10am to 4.30pm in the village hall.