With regard to supporting the Morecambe Carnival 2014.
When the Carnival Committee formed in 1964, to revive the Morecambe Carnival, various groups including the Morecambe Silver Band were asked to come forward.
Morecambe Band was pleased to take part in this parade – the charge, nothing. It was an honour to support Morecambe.
However, when the 1965 parade was proposed they requested a payment of £5 to support the band’s funds.
In 1966 Morecambe Band was again asked to take part at the agreed cost of (just) £5.
So the band continued to support the carnival at a modest charge for several more years.
I was in Morecambe Silver Band for 30 years, now retired.