THE music of St Andrew’s Pipe Band headed to Dalton Carnival Parade in 1993.

An estimated 90 floats, bands, teams of dancers and ‘royalty’ were in attendance that year.

Their yearly input was one of the reasons the popular parade has been a constant success.

Those involved aimed to raise £2000 for Dalton charities and organisations.

A first-time float belonged to the Dalton bypass workers.

The parade included seven groups of musicians, including the popular Askam Silver Band.

The Ulverston Town Band led the Dalton Carnival Queen Joanna Roberts with her attendants Sarah Lippiatt and Sherry Hatton.

The Sea Cadets band were there to lead the retiring Queen Lisa Salisbury and her attendances Rachel Rigg and Emma Smeaton.

The Barracudas would later end the parade.

The Red Admirals also performed at the Carnival with their marching display at the beginning of the event.

Several teams had booked their spots for their floats in the weeks prior to the event, and more were expected every year.

Among those who had booked placed that year were the Dizzy Dinosaurs, United Reform Fun in the Sun, Dalton Horticultural Society and Dalton Dolphins.

1st Duddon Scouts celebrated their 80th birthday with their special float.

Scouts, Guides, Rainbows and Brownies were all there to join the festival as well.

From Barrow came the Wild West Raiders, and later in the parade the Furness Sub Aqua Club.

The day began at 1:30pm on Prince street on Broughton Road, Market Street.

The Dowdales School field was once again used for the gala displays and competitions.

Eight dancing schools were taking part, and dancers aged six to adult from Askam, Ulverston, Barrow and Dalton were all there.

Donations and car parking raised over £1800 the previous year for several important causes. These included district nursing support, play schools, and the army cadets.

The Dalton Carnival organiser Mollie Geldart said: “We always make sure the money comes back to the town by giving to any organisations that benefits the people of Dalton.”