Memories of ‘The Grand’ – 160 years on

Durham Regatta teamHistory, News

Durham Regatta originated from the 1815 celebration of the victory at Waterloo. The annual procession of boats became a regular feature with the boats carrying bands up and down the river, playing “Rule Britannia” and music of the day. As the day wore on the music became “more spirited … but less harmonious”. The first Durham regatta in 1834 saw … Read More

Keith Yates: cox, commentator and much more

Durham Regatta teamHistory, News

“I don’t know if Keith’s 60 years at Durham Regatta is the absolute record but he has been a marvellous supporter of the regatta over the years, taking on all sorts of roles and doing them all exceptionally well”, says Doug Stewart, Durham Regatta President Durham Regatta looks forward to honouring and thanking Keith Yates for his service to the … Read More