ONE of Barrow's most popular events which has seen thousands of people gather over numerous years is revisited.

The yearly event is a two-day extravaganza, with the traditional procession on the Saturday before a dance gala and live music in Barrow Park.

The carnival has been running in some format for more than a century, though the traditional parade and floats have been absent during lockdown.

After a long hiatus between 1958 and 1971, crowds flocked to the event throughout the 1970s and 1980s as it became a popular fixture on the summer calendar.

Photos show dance troupes, charities and societies making their way through the town centre, looking resplendent in colourful outfits.

Though the elements sometimes threaten the fun - torrential rain caused an early finish in 2004 - the carnival is one of the town's best-loved events.