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Print – Folkestone Regatta panorama

Date made: 1860 (circa)

Maker / artist: Unknown

Material: paper

Period: Victorian

Status: Can't locate on Modes

Accession number: F6118

Folkestone Regatta before 1869. This panoramic print shows an action-packed Folkestone Regatta in mid Victorian times. This was an exciting day of festivities linked to ships and the sea that took place each summer. It included yacht and rowing boat races, games, competitions and seaside entertainments, such as Punch and Judy. Thousands of people flocked to the town to enjoy a fun day out. In the evening, wealthy people enjoyed special theatre performances, dances or expensive dinners, while poorer people, including the Folkestone fishing community, celebrated in the many inns. Regatta day often ended with a spectacular fireworks display.

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