This photo from August 1956, shows the procession in Church Road. The leafy setting shows the village in all its summer glory, although those lining the streets look quite wrapped up for August! Maybe it was a chilly summer.

Warton Carnival Day is back but do you remember the good old days?

There’s nothing like an annual gala day to bring communities together.  And that community spirit was bountiful when Warton Club Day was reincarnated as Warton Carnival Day after a three decade hiatus.

The event was a such a hit for the village that plans are afoot to bring the tradition back on an annual basis.
Memory Lane takes a look back at Warton Club Day in its heyday, unearthing photos which date back as far as 1907.

Children and adults alike dress up for the parade in 1954.
Children and adults alike dress up for the parade in 1954.
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Faces in the procession with onlookers enjoying the parade from the elevation of a wall. Warton Club Day July 1953
Faces in the procession with onlookers enjoying the parade from the elevation of a wall. Warton Club Day July 1953
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Fast forward to 1983, and theres a space themed entry complete with a rocket, astronauts, robots and aliens. It looks like it was possibly an entry from local scouts. Were you there?
Fast forward to 1983, and theres a space themed entry complete with a rocket, astronauts, robots and aliens. It looks like it was possibly an entry from local scouts. Were you there?
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This photo depicts Paul Rigby as Fred Flintstone and Robert Molloy as Barney Rubble who entered the fancy dress competition in June 1960.
This photo depicts Paul Rigby as Fred Flintstone and Robert Molloy as Barney Rubble who entered the fancy dress competition in June 1960.
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