Parade and fancy dress

The annual Regatta parade passed through the town on Monday, culminating in the fancy dress competition at Whitby Pavilion.

Led by stand-in Miss Regatta Abby Hall, reprising her role from last year, the parade made its way along Pier Road, up Khyber Pass to the Pavilion, where the judging for the fancy dress competition took place.

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Borough mayor Andrew Backhouse sat on the judging panel with his wife Sue, Whitby town mayor John Freeman and Miss Hall.

Coun Backhouse said: “It’s fun, and it’s innocent fun, which is all the better because it’s traditional.”

He praised the home made costumes and said it was great to see so many children taking part voluntarily.

“Overall it was a great morning,” he added. “It was a good bit of fun and the kids all got a prize for taking part. It just extends and enhances the attraction of Whitby Regatta.”

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Whitby Regatta 2013 - Monday''w133308c

Fancy Dress Competition

Overall Winner: Noah’s Ark

Decorative Wheels: 1. Noah’s Ark; 2. Captain Hero and Little Pip Squeak and Connonball Run; 3. The Swan Princess

Pairs: 1. Help for Heroes by Mitchell and Finley Scott; 2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; 3. Phantom of the Opera

Comic: 1. Bad News by Jacob and Lucas Coverdale; 2. ‘Up’Gangnam (Whitby) Style; 3. Witchy Pumpkin by Annabel Childs

Original: 1. The Whitby Regatta King by Jack Partner; 2. Dragon by Tom Anderson; 3. Gruffalo by Taylor Grieveson

Historical: 1. William Scoresby Snr by Emily Leather; 2. Fortune’s Kipper House by Daisy Stokoe; 3. Fishermen by Izzy and Zack Price and Sam Brown