|Several re-enactment groups provided some historical action over the two days. The
Earl of Loudon's Regiment dressed as pirates and fired a real cannon at the Zebu from the
Sugar Tongue and later attacked it with a mock pirate galleon. The Zebu was defended by
the Historic Maritime Society which returned fire. The explosions echoed out across the
harbour and were quite deafening.
|Bill Baileys jazz quintet not only supported Kenny Ball but performed around the
harbourside thoroughout the festival causing people to stop and tap their feet.
|A separate stage was set up on the South Beach area to allow many local rock groups to
play to a huge audience. These included the Solway Delta Blues band who performed some
great songs featuring superb solos from John Dugan on guitar.
|During the festival a host of street theatre performers entertained the festival.
These included a magician, morris dancers and a juggler - shown below.
|The fun fair this year was huge covering the whole south beach area with several large
rides designed to turn people upside down and inside out.
FESTIVAL NIGHT AIRCRAFT HARBOUR
Whitehaven Maritime Festival 2003