July Diary

1: Cricket, third Cornhill Test begins, England v Australia, Trent Bridge. Royal Norfolk Show 1993, Norwich.

2: Peterborough Cathedral Festival begins, Peterborough. South Bank Jazz Festival begins, Grimsby, Humberside.

3: Tennis, Wimbledon Ladies' Final, London SW19. Cycling, Tour de France begins, Le Puy du Fou, France. Taunton Arts and Crafts Fair, Taunton, Somerset. Cheltenham International Festival of Music begins, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Horse Racing, Eclipse Stakes, Sandown Park. Island Games 1993 begin, Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight. Open Air Concert, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent. Southampton Hot Air Balloon Festival, Southampton, Hampshire. Dolton Garden Festival begins, marking the 30th anniversary of the Devon Wildlife Trust, Dolton, Devon.

4: Fourth Sunday after Trinity. American Independence Day. Tennis, Wimbledon Men's Final and Close of Championship, London SW19. Sailing, Round Britain and Ireland Yacht Race begins, Plymouth, Devon. City of London Festival begins. Paddington Performance Festival, Paddington Park, London W9. 'Chichester Festivities' Arts Festival begins, Chichester, West Sussex. Final day of Henley Royal Regatta, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

5: Royal International Agricultural Show begins, National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Bowls, British Isles Championships and International series, Worthing, West Sussex. Organ recital, to mark the completion of rebuilding the organ, Birmingham Cathedral.

7: Golf, Scottish Open begins, Gleneagles, Perthshire. RHS Hampton Court Palace International Flower Show begins, Hampton Court. Henley Festival of Music and the Arts begins, Henley-on- Thames, Oxfordshire.

8: Royal International Horse Show begins, Hickstead, West Sussex. Lichfield Arts Festival begins, Lichfield, Staffordshire. Charity ball in aid of the Dyslexia Institute, Berkeley Hotel, London SW1. Royal Watercolour Society Summer Open Exhibition begins, Bankside Gallery, London SE1. Indian Artists Exhibition opens, The Nehru Centre, London W1.

9: Unveiling of the Battle of Britain Memorial, Dover. National Organic Food and Wine Fair, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire. Metropolitan Police Horse Show and Tournament, Mounted Training Establishment, East Molesey, Surrey.

10: Cricket, Benson and Hedges Cup final, Lord's. Horse Racing, Irish Oaks, The Curragh. South Bedfordshire County Show, Toddington, Bedfordshire. Re-enactment of 1644 Siege of York, York Castle Museum, York.

11: Fifth Sunday after Trinity. Motor Racing, British Grand Prix, Silverstone. Cadbury's 'Strollerthon 93', in aid of One Small Step and Save the Children, Broadgate Centre to Hyde Park, London. Viennese Open Air Concert and Fireworks, Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey.

12: BBC Radio Two Young Musician Competition 1993, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1. Newark Festival 1993, Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire.

13: Raymond and Beverley Sackler Galleries of Later Mesopotamia and Ancient Anatolia open, British Museum, London WC1. Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

14: Cricket, England XI v Rest of the World XI, Jesmond, Tyne and Wear. Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race 1993 begins, Newcastle upon Tyne. Buxton Opera Festival begins, Buxton, Derbyshire.

15: St Swithin's Day. Golf, Open Championships begin, Royal St Georges, Sandwich, Kent. Kent County Show begins, Detling, Kent. Premiere of Jurassic Park, in aid of Turning Point, Empire Leicester Square, London WC2. Northern Cathedrals Festival begins, Ripon Cathedral, Ripon. Memorial to the Old Contemptibles is unveiled, Westminster Abbey, London SW1. International Byron Conference begins, Nottingham University.

16: Athletics, AAA Championships, Birmingham. Sir Henry Wood Promenade Concerts begin, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7. Butlers Wharf Festival begins, Tower Bridge, London SE16.

17: Stratford-upon-Avon Festival begins, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. King's Lynn Arts Festival begins, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Bexley Water Festival begins, Bexley, Kent.

18: Sixth Sunday after Trinity. Croquet, British Open Championships begin, Hurlingham. SSAFA International Air Display, RAF Church Fenton, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.

20: Royal Tournament begins, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5.

21: 75th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force.

22: Cricket, fourth Cornhill Test begins, England v Australia, Headingley. Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society County Show, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Northampton Show, Abington Park, Northampton. Game Fair begins, Gosford Park, Longniddry, Edinburgh.

23: Great North British Transplant Games, Tyne and Wear, and Northumberland. Athletics, Grand Prix, Crystal Palace, London SE20. Stowe Horse Trials, Stowe Park, Buckingham. Cambridge Folk Festival begins.

24: International Air Tattoo, Royal Air Force Fairford, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Horse Racing, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, Ascot. Royal Naval Museum Festival of the Sea, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Medway Arts Festival begins, Rochester, Kent.

25: Seventh Sunday after Trinity. Polo, Cartier International Day, Guards Polo Club, Windsor. Medieval Jousting Tournament, Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire.

26: Sailing, Admiral's Cup, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Royal Ballet Summer Season begins, Royal Opera House, London WC2.

27: Horse Racing, Goodwood begins, Goodwood Park, West Sussex. Polo, Cowdray Park Cup begins, Midhurst, West Sussex. New Forest and Hampshire County Show 93, Brockenhurst, Hampshire.

28: RNAS Culdrose Air Day, Helston, Cornwall.

29: Swimming, European Championships begin, Sheffield. Harrogate International Festival begins, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

30: Powerboat Racing, Formula One World Championship rounds begin, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16. Sidmouth International Folk Festival begins, Sidmouth, Devon.

31: Sailing, Cowes Week begins, Isle of Wight. National Hunt Season opens, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, and Newton Abbot, Devon. Open Air Concert, Fireworks and Laser Display, Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire. Bristol Harbour Regatta begins, Bristol, Avon. Cromford Steam Rally begins, Tansley, Derbyshire.

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