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On top of the world over carnival plans

Members of Morecambe Carnival  organising committee at the launch of the Morecambe Carnival 2014.

Members of Morecambe Carnival organising committee at the launch of the Morecambe Carnival 2014.

Around the World in 80 Days will be the theme of the revived Morecambe Carnival.

Participants will pay homage to the countries of the world when the colourful event returns on Sunday, May 4.

Float entries have been capped at 40 for health and safety reasons and while onlookers are welcome to wear fancy dress they will not be allowed to follow behind the parade, again due to safety fears.

The parade will be led by local businessman Mick Gorry and his landau, ahorse-drawn carriage popular in the 19th Century, and charabanc, a horse-drawn bus common during the early part of the 20th Century.

The Morecambe Heritage Bus, owned by David Lord, will also be part of the festivities.

The Carnival parade is due to begin at 2pm on Sunday, May 4, starting from near the lifeboat station. The parade will turn around at The Battery and finish at the former Dome site.

Live entertainment will be on the Bay Arena stage throughout the afternoon including the promise of some ‘name acts’. A crafts market and food stalls are also planned, and a Carnival King and Queen will be crowned.

Keep up to date on plans for Morecambe Carnival by reading the head organiser David Brayshaw’s column here in The Visitor.

 

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