Ducks prepare to paddle in Bungay river race
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Final preparations are under way for the second Great Bungay Duck Race, held on Sunday, July 10, as part of the two-week Bungay Festival.
Local businesses have been busy decorating their ducks in the hope of winning the “best dressed duck” award at the fancy dress competition, or scooping a medal in the business duck race.
And the Beccles and Bungay Journal team have prepared their own newspaper-themed duck for the occasion.
The event will be raising funds for Falcon Meadow, where the races are being held.
Event organiser Tony Dawes said: “We are planning a fun-packed day, starting from 11am, with activities and entertainment both on Falcon Meadow and on the river.
You may also want to watch:
“There will be canoeing as well as the three duck races on the water, and on land there’s lots of games, activities, live music, food and drink to enjoy. By popular request, this year we’ve booked both a bouncy castle and a beer tent!”
Remembering Bungay’s Black Shuck legend of the ghostly dog that wreaked havoc in the town in middle ages, the Earsham Street Fish Company are sponsoring something rather tamer in the form of the Black Shuck Duck. It will be allocated a random number in the duckling race, with whoever wins getting to enjoy a performance at the Fisher Theatre.
- 1 Man makes comments to 18-year-old before kissing her hand in Bungay
- 2 Village pub opens brand new café
- 3 Traffic starting to build after crash in Beccles
- 4 Gull numbers 'highest in years' as town to use drones to investigate issue
- 5 Staff shortages hit Beccles Lido opening hours
- 6 Woman who was found with maggots living in hand evicted from care home
- 7 New shop sells items made by people who learnt crafts in lockdown
- 8 School Trust's new teacher training programme launches
- 9 Pinocchio the £6,700 pedigree bull smashes cattle market's price record
- 10 Use torches rather than streetlights in rural areas, says climate adviser
More information about the event can be found at www.falconmeadow.org.uk
Have you got a Bungay story? Email the details to email@example.com