ONE WEEK IN AUGUST
Cowes Week from 1929 to the present day
At the heart of maritime activities on the Island have always been the twin towns of East and West Cowes. Situated on the tidal estuary of the River Medina and linked by the floating bridge the area is still regarded as the premier yachting port of the world. The waterfront has changed considerably over the years but glimpses can still be had of names synonymous with shipbuilding and the ancillary trades that built up around it. J. Samuel White, Saunders-Roe, Ratsey and Lapthorn, Clare Lallow, Henry Bannister and Uffa Fox, to name just a few of the many benefactors over the years. But we are not here to reminisce on the maritime history of Cowes, but to look at an event that has taken place ‘One Week In August’ every year since 1826.
PAL Televison system, Region 2, Stereo Sound and Aspect Ratio 4.3, 50 minutes
Released: 01 December 2007