Grange Carnival Week began in August 1987 with an open day at the fire station.

The appliances were arranged on the forecourt with firemen ready to demonstrate to eager youngsters.

There were displays of fire prevention posters and Station Officer Stalker and Sub-Officer Hall from Barrow were ready with information and leaflets.

Soroptimist International presented and Olde Tyme Musical Hall in the Victoria Hall.

An audience of more than 250 people enthusiastically entered into the spirit of the concert by joining in all the choruses, as well as coming along in the costumes of the 90s.

Windermere Sailboat Association organised a windsurfing competition on the bay, by the bathing pool. Eight sailboards took part in three races.

A few days later Grange Carnival Parade was a colourful sight as it left Windermere Road for the Playing Fields.

Crowds lined the streets to see the annual parade, led by the St Andrew’s Pipe Band., pass by. Carnival Queen Gail Hill and attendants Michelle Clough and Sharon Newell followed in a coach decorated with peach, pink and white paper roses.

Behind them, in a procession stretching more than a mile, came dancing troups, majorettes, bands, decorated cycles and decorated floats.

They were welcomed at the Playing Fields by the mayor, Cllr Ken Whitley, who praised the organisers and all who were taking part before officially opening the Carnival.

Other guests included Cllr and Mrs Jim Noble, Cllr Edith Mortimer and her husband and county councillor Harry Tyson.

Other events during the week included Mr G R M Webster presenting an illustrated talk on Old Grange at the Berners Close Hotel.

More than 120 children took part in a party at the Grange Hotel. They enjoyed tea and games and a magic show from Harry Willans, of Kirkby Lonsdale.

More than 50 people spent some time Dancing For All at the Berners Close Hotel.

Sixty riders competed in the Grange Bay 50 Road Race. Many came from local clubs but other travelled from as far away as Manchester and Cambridge.