Awsworth Gala back in the old days

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This photograph shows village folk celebrating the Awsworth Gala years ago.

The annual gala ended in the early 80s and there was a good 20 year gap before the replacement event Awsworth on the Rec was launched.

Awsworth on the Rec will take place this Saturday, July 7.

Broxtowe Mayor Margaret Handley will open the event and there will be a fun fair, singers, dance groups, a falconry show, a World War Two flyover, a Take That tribute band and a firework display in the evening.

Kurt Whitten is one of the key organisers of the event today, but said he did not know a lot about the gala.