Printer Friendly

Rowers celebrate historic victory.

IT all started with the Battle of Waterloo. The citizens of Durham marked the Duke of Wellington's victory by letting off cannons from South Street, following this up with a procession of boats and some rowing races on the Wear.

More than a century and a half later, they were still celebrating with the Henley of the North. This picture from May 1971 shows the Durham Regatta.

Four cups were being rowed for over the "long course" which finished at Count's Corner. In all there were about 80 races with 600 oarsmen taking part.

The long course had been closed for the previous two regattas because of construction of a new road bridge.

The one-and-a-quarter mile stretch from Pelaw Wood to Count's Corner contained two sharp bends and was crossed by the narrow arches of Elvet Bridge.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 29, 2010
Previous Article:VENT YOUR SPLEEN.
Next Article:Readers' Poems.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters