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Posted By: Steve Gardham
25-Aug-14 - 12:43 PM
Thread Name: Whitby. Was it always in August?
Subject: RE: Whitby. Was it always in August?
Regatta may well be governed by tides and weather but the Festival isn't governed by it. On the few occasions when Regatta and Festival have coincided the place has been chaotic but we occasionally got 2 fireworks displays because of it.

I also have a fading memory of it not being a full week in the 60s but when did it become a full week if that's the case?

As far as I can remember, and I was dancing and mumming at the second one, it has always finished on the Friday before the Bank Holiday or was earlier on the weekend of the Bank Holiday.

I have a recollection that Tony Wilson (the Liverpool big bearded one) was captain of the Lancys. This was before the cricket matches.