Celebrating 150 years of Trinity’s May Ball

Undeterred by summer showers, revellers relished Trinity’s May Ball, which this year celebrated its 150th anniversary.

Fireworks from the punthouse
Fireworks from the punthouse

Some 1800 guests attended the historic event – officially the First and Third Trinity May Ball – which dates back to 1866, when the First Trinity Boat Club was head of the river and Third Trinity a close second.

Like May Bumps results, no doubt celebrations were rather different then. This year guests dodged showers, bumped dodgems, enjoyed a fabulous fireworks display and merrily caroused the night away to headline act Sigma and rock band Nothing But Thieves.

Photos copyright Jet Photographic. Ballgoers can view contact sheets of May Ball photographs outside the studio at 1a Botolph Lane this week or at Jet Photographic

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