Living History Day: Saturday 5 July

5 July: Newmarket Races:

Weather: Warm, cloudy.

The three-day race meeting in July starts with Ladies Day. The Family were well situated at Ickworth to easily travel to Newmarket for racing days and Lady Bristol has guests visiting to attend the opening event. The ladiesmaids are spending the day preparing fashionable hats, spectacular hair-dresses, and other accessories for the big day.

The Henley Royal Regatta was held just a few days before (on the 3rd and 4th of July) and the ladiesmaids might draw their inspiration from the photographs of fashionable ladies that appeared in The Times and gossip magazines.

The men are more interested in horses and the stakes, caring little about feathers, pearls, lace and flowers.

 

 

Footage of the 1935 Henley Royal Regatta:

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/henley-regatta/query/royal+regatta

The Newmarket stakes for the 5th July 1935:

LH

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