The first fancy dress was held at the 1929 Regatta with costumes and decorated carts; the inspiration for the modern dress and floats parade and competitions. Each year fairground rides and attractions line the pier and the pier road and visitors enjoy the spectacle of the carnival atmosphere along with the exhilaration of stunning displays by daredevil teams such as the famous Red Arrows, motorbike and BMX exhibitions the Royal Marine Display team. As the final day of festivities comes to an end the cliffs and beaches are amassed with people eager to see the impressive firework finale.
Whitby Gallery Photo
To Make You Smile
How I won the pools, by Jack Potts
Whitby in 1959