Grange got into the Wild West spirit as cowboys and Native Americans took over the streets for Carnival day in August 1990.

The parade had a Wild West theme, although it was led in traditional style by Carnival Queen Emma Robinson with attendants Laura Barr and Joanne Coles and last year's Queen Sara Tomlinson.

A total of ten decorated floats and 42 dancing troupes lined up on Windermere Road to start the parade.

And to keep the carnival mood going, Grange playing fields were filled with a host of special attractions from pony rides to a tug of war between Grange Round Table and a Levens Hall traction engine.

Result included:

The Carnival Town Trail: Joint first Roy and Joan Purvis

Carnival Shop Window Competition: Winner - Allan Vose, Voses Wine Shop, Main Street

Midland Bank Golf Classic: Men's winner - Stanley Shaw

Decorated Vehicles Wild West theme: 1 Grange Soroptimist International, 2 Flooks, 3 First Flookburgh Badgers and Cubs.

At the carnival in 1991 decorated vehicles, people in fancy dress and 42 beautifully-dressed dancing troupes all lined up to be judged by town council members and paraded to the playing fields.

With a fire engine at the head of the procession, the line-up included that year's carnival queen Rachel Bradshaw and her attendants Amanda Barr and Sonia Coles, followed by last year's queen Emma Robinson.

Alan Thompson, chair of the Grange Round Table, which organised the event, welcomed one and all to the playing fields and introduced Jennifer Burrow, who presented the Burrell Cup to the carnival queen and a replica of it to her predecessor.

Then the mayor of Grange, Cllr Penny Chapman, thanked the Tablers for their hard work and officially declared the carnival open.

It was not purely a Grange affair - among attractions were the Kendalian Majorettes, the St Martin's Church Band from Rochdale, the Blyth Hearts Jazz Band and Oddly Doodly, the clown with the magic car.