ANOTHER activity has been added to the exciting programme of Summer events set for Whitehaven.

During the same weekend that Whitehaven will host a continental market on the Millennium Promenade and a traders market in St Nicholas’ Gardens, a best dressed boat competition will take place in the marina.

When the continental market comes to town from June 24 to June 27, Simone Morgan, Whitehaven’s marina manager will run a best dressed boat competition.

The competition has traditionally taken place during the maritime festivals.

Simone Morgan, Copeland MP Trudy Harrison and Whitehaven Town Clerk Marlene Jewell will judge the competition.

Richardsons of Whitehaven, a wine lodge and coffee roasters on Lowther Street, has provided a £100 hamper as first prize.

Every entrant in the competition receives a complimentary burgee flag emblazoned with the crest of Whitehaven.

Gerard Richardson, who organises the events with Whitehaven Town Council said: “They really do brighten up the whole marina so we are hoping for lots of entries.”

June 25 will see St Nicholas’ Gardens host a Cumbrian Traders Day as part of the festivities.

Off the back of a successful Cumbrian Traders Market in May, gazebos and available table top spaces in the marquee have already been booked up for the next one.

Gerard said: “This is cracking news and when you add the science show that Sellafield are sponsoring with us and the Cumbrian Antiques Fair, St Nicholas’ Gardens are going to look fabulous.”

Gerard said: “It’s going to be a fabulous weekend for all.”