Blazing sunshine brought the crowds to Haverigg Carnival in June 1990.

More than one thousand people of all ages turned up to watch Holborn Hill Royal Brass Band lead the procession down Haverigg’s main street.  

And the happy multitude looked on as gala queen Julie Craghill, 13, of Hemplands Farm, Haverigg, was crowned by the previous year’s queen Jenny Evans, 14, of Church Hill Drive, Millom.

Tiny tot Ryan Clark, two, of St Luke’s Road, Haverigg, drew cheers as he drove a battery-powered model vintage car in front of the gaily-coloured floats.

His proud grandad Graham Clark, who spent hours building the car, kept a beady eye on his grandson’s steering. On the back of the car a poster proclaimed Bugsy Malone Rides Again.

On the school playing fields several activities were taking place, from egg-and-spoon races to a display by the Atomic Energy Authority’s police dogs team.

Later in the afternoon Karen’s School of Dancing went through their paces.

Friends of Haverigg School committee member Nancy Green said takings would almost certainly be up on the previous year, thanks to the sunny weather and to the organisational skills of Christine Munroe.

The Blue Anchor Trophy for the open race was won by Lee Myers, of Millom. Kim Donaldson won the junior Gene Kelly trophy.

Awards for the floats were judged by the mayor and mayoress of Millom, Mike and Cath Kelly.

For the under fives, prettiest went to Angel, Alana Atbroad. Most original: Bugsy Malone, Ryan Clark. Funniest: I am a load of rubbish, Angela Barker.

Age five to 11: Prettiest: Daisy May, Nicola Beaumont. Most original: Milk Race, Jonathan Grieve. Funniest: Laurel and Hardy, John and Adam Case.

Over 11s fancy dress: Prettiest: Cheerleaders, Michelle Abbot and Sharon Chambers. Most original: Fitness, Sian Needham, Rachael Fleming, Evette Pattinson. Funniest: Fay, the balloon-selling police officer.

Floats: 1 Haverigg pre-school, Fairy Land; 2 Movie Town and 3 Silecroft Playgroup, Wild West