Despite rain there were smiles all round at this year’s Portchester Gala

NAVY Northern Junior School pupils as Victory crew
NAVY Northern Junior School pupils as Victory crew

People told not to be alarmed by armed police officers on patrol

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THE hard work of entrants into this year’s Portchester Gala were recognised with awards.

The carnival procession went from Portchester Community Centre to Portchester Castle.

FAIRYTALE St Albans Scouts' Snow White float

FAIRYTALE St Albans Scouts' Snow White float

And there were four categories at this year’s event – community, walking, schools and pre-school.

In the community contest the 1st Portchester Brownies and Rainbows were awarded first place.

They were followed by the Fareham Heathens Rugby Club then Dragonfly Dance.

In the second category Timestep School of Dance took first prize, TS Tenacity band second, and AFC Portchester third.

Northern Junior School was first in the schools’ category, while Castle Primary School was second and Northern Infants School, third.

Andy Pandy Pre-School were crowned winners with Port Solent Day Nursery second in the pre-school category.