Yachts on the River Trent during the Owston Ferry Regatta of 1910. This annual event was extremely popular with various residents and businesses taking part. Regattas used to take place at many of the villages that line the River Trent. Many events would have taken place to celebrate the day. The Crowle Advertiser writes of the event in 1897 ‘there were open sailing boat races, keel boat races, sculling race (blindfold), greasy pole walking over water, duck hunt, punt hunt, race for the Owston Ferry Challenge Cup, keel boat race for Ferry boats only and rowing motion for keel boats.’ The event finished with a display of fireworks on the river.
Image courtesy of North Lincolnshire Museum Image Archive.