Weekend of thanks to Armed Forces

Royal British Legion Rally Weekend Sunday Parade from Emmanuel Church down the Bridlington SPA NBFP PA1539-47c

Royal British Legion Rally Weekend Sunday Parade from Emmanuel Church down the Bridlington SPA NBFP PA1539-47c

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What was feared to be the final Bridlington Rally Weekend has been hailed a huge success and organisers have “left the door ajar” for the event’s continuation.

Hundreds descended on Bridlington for the yearly celebrations, many having travelled from far outside the county boundries to honour those who fought and died in conflicts.

Royal British Legion Rally Weekend'Sunday Parade from Emmanuel Church down the Bridlington SPA'NBFP PA1539-47i

Royal British Legion Rally Weekend'Sunday Parade from Emmanuel Church down the Bridlington SPA'NBFP PA1539-47i

Organiser Barry Moody MBE said: “At this moment in time we are hoping to produce something similar for next year, but that’s still in the melting pot.

“As expected, there were many requests from those who came from outside of Bridlington, who were saying we need to do it again next year.

“The support has always been excellent from outside the county.

“Something may happen next year, but we don’t know what yet.”

Royal British Legion Rally Weekend'Sunday Parade from Emmanuel Church down the Bridlington SPA'NBFP PA1539-47t

Royal British Legion Rally Weekend'Sunday Parade from Emmanuel Church down the Bridlington SPA'NBFP PA1539-47t

Visitors to the Rally Weekend enjoyed a varied and colourful event, including a performance by the New Squadronaires dance band at a social evening on Friday, a more formal night of entertainment attended by civic guests and military guests on the Saturday and the customary parade as well as a church service on Sunday.

Mr Moody added: “We also managed to get the Gurkhas to come and do the Kukri Dance.

“That was always on the maybe basis so it was a surprise. It really finished the afternoon off.”

Amid fears last weekend’s event would be the last of its kind, Mr Moody said he and the other organisers had not ruled anything out.

Royal British Legion Rally Weekend'Sunday Parade from Emmanuel Church down the Bridlington SPA'NBFP PA1539-47s

Royal British Legion Rally Weekend'Sunday Parade from Emmanuel Church down the Bridlington SPA'NBFP PA1539-47s

“We will leave the door ajar. It’s watch this space, more than anything else.”