Friday, 21 August 2009
It's the peak of Whitby's summer season and the 169th historic Regatta starts tomorrow. For many local families the Regatta has always been a much anticipated and enjoyable event. The above photograph, from the turn of the last century, shows huge crowds of spectators watching the rowing events in the harbour. Sadly, some of the unique atmosphere has diminished in recent years, not helped by the loss of the Greasy Pole and the banning of large decorated Floats scattering 'dangerous' sweets into the crowds. However, enough still remains to make this a great 'carnival on land and sea'.
Posted by groke at 16:41