What a souper weekend!

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A team of three retired men delved into the vat of cabbages for the ones that were going to scoop them a £150 prize

Jim Sykes, Colin Hutson and John Lake were taking part in the World Cabbage Hurling contest at Holbeach Town and Country Fayre.

Getting ready for the cabbage hurling. SG210615-215TW

Getting ready for the cabbage hurling. SG210615-215TW

Calling themselves Greenpeace, Jim said: “This is the first time we’ve had a go. It’s just a bit of fun.”

Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone did not make it as was hoped, but there was no shortage of competitors wanting to become World Cabbage Hurling champion.

John Ward, cabbage hurling steward, said: “If they don’t win the prize they can always make soup.”

The annual country fayre in King’s Field, Ravens Gate, was held over the weekend.

Danni Carter makes the last adkustments to her cabbages. SG210615-218TW

Danni Carter makes the last adkustments to her cabbages. SG210615-218TW

Andrew French, chairman, said: “We’ve had at least 120 tractors exhibiting here, three big craft tents, 50 trade stands, the new food court, a massive parade of steam - the biggest ever – an array of classic cars, ring events and the world famous cabbage hurling. Many years ago we could keep the gentlemen here looking at the exhibits but now it’s for all the family.”