I have attached a few pictures from the late 70’s/early 80’s below and, at the end of this section put three links to other midsummer festivities covered previously in the blog.
The 3 pictures here feature a Chariot Race and have come from Caroline & Maddy Madison. (Left click on pictures to enlarge):
The next sequence of pictures is from George Keith and features another Chariot Race. There is also a shot of a rather dangerous looking egg-throwing competition at Burrafirth and an Officers’ Mess Barbecue on Balta.
The main event in 1983 appears to have been a Raft Race at Norwick – these pictures have come from Stewart Dorward:
As mentioned earlier a few links to other sections featuring midsummer events:
Another Raft Race - http://ahistoryofrafsaxavord.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/day-at-beach-raft-race.html
Golf – http://www.ahistoryofrafsaxavord.blogspot.co.uk/2009/12/most-intimidating-golf-course-in-world.html
Another Chariot Race - http://ahistoryofrafsaxavord.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/charity-events-part1.html