Village Sports

Some of the most enjoyable images in the archive show some of the very popular Village Sports days and Regattas with sailing, swimming and rowing events held in St Margaret's in the late 19th and early 20th century. These were a chance for the whole village to get together, especially for the majority of residents who had little spare cash to spend on entertainment. It was also a time for the younger villagers to show their athletic skills.
Many of the events shown would probably not be allowed under current health and safety regulations!

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