A DORSET village was hit with the carnival spirit when party goers turned out in droves to enjoy a bevy of spectacles and activities.

In the annual West Lulworth carnival parade on July 4, 1999, the pupils of Lulworth First School took top prize dressed as a plethora of storybook characters.

The adults joined in the fun too with the Durdle Door Holiday Camp, the Royal British Legion and the Gallery Cake Shop taking first, second and third.

The best fancy dress honour was bestowed upon Roy White who was gloriously garbed in pirate clobber.

Attractions for the youngsters included a fire engine from Wareham, an army tank and a short helicopter display.

Carnival chairman Roy Sturmey told the Echo at the time: “It was a great day and there was a superb community spirit as always.”