TOWN FAYRE: Cabbage hurling contest will stay in Holbeach

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Following on from the Holbeach Town and County Fayre Show recently that featured as part of the programme of events the fine art of Cabbage Hurling, and its amazing global response since the event took place, a word of thanks is due.

From first coming up with the idea to its appearance at the show, thanks are due to Ashley King of J H & A J King Farms for his support and donating the winner’s cup, Simon Naylor of Naylor Farms for the ammunition (as in the cabbages!) and the donated prize money.

Thanks are also due to the committee for hearing me out without laughing, which I think is always a good start, and their support and donation of bits and bobs to help in the construction of the machines I actually did get built as I consider it a team effort.

Thanks are also due to the staff of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian, BBC Radio Lincoln and BBC Look North for the support and coverage that helped to make the event the success it was.

The fact that is has indeed gone global as a search of the Internet will show must prove something with all the interest shown then and since.

However I would like to clarify a point that, despite requests since the story first appeared in the Free Press, this event will only be seen and used as part of the annual Holbeach Town and County Fayre event held in June each year and is not available for other events and it will return next year with a few surprises because: “Cabbage Hurling happens in Holbeach”!

John Ward

Moulton Seas End