Thursday, August 27, 2009

Annual Braunton Duck Race this Monday

Don't miss the annual Braunton Duck Race which takes place this Bank Holiday Monday. An article in North Devon Gazette which you can read here includes the following:

Quacky races in Braunton this Bank Holiday Monday
DUCKS will be flocking to Braunton this Bank Holiday Monday to take part in the Annual St Brannock's Duck Race.The plastic "quacky racers" will be racing in the River Caen beside the churchyard, by Deans Bridge in Church Street as part of a fun-filled fund raising day with plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Beside the river and at the Vicarage Garden there will be plenty of stalls, from bric-a-brac to books and preserves, as well as pony rides for the children and a host of games for people of all ages to enjoy. The day opens at 12 noon and runs until 6pm, with plenty of races since the contestants get to swim the route more than once, after they are fished out of the river downstream!...A choice of refreshments will be available, including Devon cream teas served in the Vicarage Garden, while a barbecue will cooking up beside the river for those who prefer hot food."

The photo is of the organisers from left to right: Marguerite Shapland, the Vicar of Braunton the Reverend Anne Thorne, John and Jean Loveday and Ray Shapland and also comes from the same article. For more information on St Brannocks Parish Church in Braunton, click here.

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