Lindal was blessed with another sizzling Saturday for its 33rd village gala in June 1992 as it made a record £1,000 for church funds.

The village green was packed for the opening, performed by Lindal writer Janet Sproat.

Organiser Mary Barton said: “It was a terrific Saturday. We made £1,000, which was a record. We had a lot of visitors from around the area. It was a really great success.”

Eleven-year-old Tina Thompson, of The Green, Lindal, was crowned Gala Queen. Tina was chosen partly because of her strong family connections with the village.

Mrs Barton said: “She has such roots in the village. Her parents are strong Lindal people.”

He ladies-in-waiting were fellow Lindal and Marton School pupils Louise Peet, Cheryl High, Anna Ferguson, Laura Sproat and Leanne Martin.

The winner of the bonny baby competition was 10-month-old James Jeffery Duerden, of London Road, Lindal.

His mother, ex-dressmaker Caroline Duerden, 23, said it was “super” he had won.

The crowds enjoyed country and maypole dancing from the children of Lindal School.

Dalton Town Band also gave a performance.

There were also junior sports events, a slow cycle race, junior mini-mile races and the traditional Lindal Mile run.

Finally, the activities were topped off with tug-of-war contests between local clubs and the arrival of a hot-air balloon.

In May Penny Bridge youngsters celebrated the coming of spring with a parade and crowning of the May Queen.

After the parade through the village which ended at the school grounds, the youngsters showed off their dancing skills with a display which included dancing around the maypole and country dancing.

Last year's May Queen, 12-year-old Emma Potter, crowned the new May Queen, Jenny Harley, 11.

The school grounds were packed with stalls, selling home-made crafts and food, but the highlight of the day was the welly hurling contest.