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    Duck Race.

    Has anyone or know anyone who has had experience of organising one?
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    plastic duck?
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    been to a few
    seems fairly straightforward

    running water + plastic ducks + sharpie pens + nets + raffle tickets...and some prizes

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967spud View Post
    Perfect. Thanks Spud.
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Hi Basil and all, What I have seen so far is not a duck race.
    Back in the Fifties at Grove, there was held 'The Duck Race', an annual event. The Letcombe brook runs through the centre of the village and there are two bridges, around eighty yards apart. the lower bridge was dammed up with sheets of tin and the brook flooded to around 3'6". Competitors stood on one bridge and a duck (yes, a live one) was released around mid way between bridges. At the whistle, competitors jumped in and the one who caught the duck, kept it.
    I think that a combination of political correctness and the fact that peoples gardens were getting smaller and there was nowhere to keep a duck, caused it's demise.
    This was always a great spectacle and well attended locally. However, I felt the most exciting thing about it was, on the odd occasion when a grass snake would be disturbed from the reeds and climb the bank to escape, with the ladies and children screaming and trying to get out of it's way.

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