Fowey Local Customs

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    August – Fowey Royal Regatta

    by grayfo Written Aug 26, 2011

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    The Fowey Royal Regatta week is a hugely popular event and is one of the premier sailing events in Britain. As well as the sailing which includes yacht races to and from Falmouth and traditional yacht races around the buoys, there are lots of entertainment available, from the Red Arrows display team to a street carnival and lots of children's events. There is a long and proud history behind the Fowey Royal Regatta, with regal visitors including Prince Albert & Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth ll. Every night of the week, the Quay hosts live music; from The Last Night of the Proms to Rock, with the Regatta finishing with Thousands of pounds of fireworks lighting up the entire harbour.

    Annually, usually around third week in August

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    HMS Fowey

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    (L 15) – Shoreham-class Sloop

    Shoreham-Class Sloop was ordered from HM Dockyard Devonport in December 1929. The ship was laid launched in November 1930, HMS Fowey was the 8th RN ship to carry this name. Build was completed in September 1931. The Sloop served in the Persian Gulf until August 1939 and following a successful Warship Week in March 1942 she was adopted by the civil community of Wincanton, Somerset. HMS Fowey remained as Guardship until December 1946 when she returned to Portsmouth. In 1946 the ship was placed on the Disposal List and sold to Wheelock Marsden & Co Ltd for use as a mercantile in October 1946. Under her new name, SS Rowlock the ship was used commercially until 1950 when sold for breaking up at Mombasa.

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