Windermere Road was a colourful sight in 1986 as the Grange Carnival Parade assembled.

Led by Flookburgh Band and the Carnival Queen, Teresa Symons and her attendants, Karen Saunders and Shirley Barton, the parade included veteran cars, more than 50 dancing troupes, decorated floats and fancy dress.

Attractions on the playing fields included, a fun fair, a model railway and a Punch and Judy show.

The Mayor, Mrs E Mortimer, supported by Cllr H. Tyson and Cllr W. Cubin. chairman of Leisure and tourism, opened the gala.

The Flookburgh Band, the St Andrew’s Pipe Band and the Kendalian Majorettes played and marched throughout the afternoon.

The Round Tablers sold Teddy bears and members of the Inner Wheel prepared tea for the VIPs and committee.

The Grange Bay Road Race was organised by the Lakes Road Club.

The 60 riders raced 10 laps of the Meathop and Lindale circuit before entering Grange for the finish on the hill by the National Westminster Bank.

The prize winners were: 1 Nigel Smith, Clayton Velo/Gibbsport-Tarmac; 2 Vin Smith, Horwich CC/Partington Cycles; 3 Glen Sward Kirkby CC.

Cedric Robinson led a walk across the Bay from Silverdale to Grange and the walkers could be clearly seen from the playing fields.

A tea dance was held at the Netherwood Hotel on the Sunday. More than 100 friends enjoyed a full afternoon tea. The music was provided by Don Woods on the organ and there was dancing to Syd Banks’ Band. The flower arrangements were the work of Mrs Fisher.

Other events during the week included a challenge match in the playing fields between the fire brigade and the football club.

There was a huge noise at the Grange Hotel on Tuesday afternoon when more than 80 children brought their teddy bears out for a picnic.

On four evenings, the ballroom of the Cumbria Grand Hotel hosted the amateur dramatic society's contribution to the carnival festivities with the vintage Victorian comedy Angels in Love, by Hugh Mills.