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It’s the 2024 Duck Race!

February 21, 2024

The ducks, like most of us, cannot believe where the time has gone and that it’s time for them to take to the water on the Playclose for the annual Duck Race on Easter Sunday, 31st March.

The first of five heats will start at 12.00 noon. The first three ducks across the line in the final race will win for their owners £50, £20 and £10 respectively, and all proceeds will go to St Michael’s Tower and Bell Maintenance Fund. The Bell Ringers are very appreciative of the support given to this annual event, and hope that everyone will enjoy the socialising and springtime fun. Fingers crossed for good weather although the ducks are happy in any weather!

This event is open to everyone, and racing ducks are available for £1.25 each.  They are obtainable from Blewbury Post Office or contact Gill Loyd on 01235 850459 or Chris Cook on 07786 635062.

Always popular, so please be sure to buy your racers early, as they will all be sold before the race day, and don’t forget to come along, bring your family and friends, and cheer for your ducks on the day. If you enjoy this sort of fun, why not meet the ringers in St Michael’s one Friday night to see what else we do when we are not racing ducks? You will be most welcome.