Cabbage hurling: Thanks to all who made it a success

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Recently the World Cabbage Hurling – and Onion Wanging for younger teams – contest was held at the annual Holbeach Town and Country Fayre.

This was the second year for the cabbage event and it would seemingly be gaining popularity both locally and globally judging by the many references on the internet.

However events just don’t happen as a lot of work goes into such things both on the day and beforehand.

When I came up with the idea and after the laughter died down, a lot of people were involved from the offset and thanks are due to the following.

Holbeach Town and Country Fayre chairman David Allwood and the committee for their support in many ways; David Bryant who supplied the metal that I recycled into the machines used; Ashley King for the use of the facilities in order to construct them as well as sponsoring the cabbage trophy; Simon Naylor for supplying the cabbages and sponsoring the cabbage winners; Peterborough-based Nene Overland who sponsored the onion event; the Free Press and Guardian, BBC TV and radio staff who did the event proud in their reporting both before and afterwards; and last but no means least my long suffering colleague and fellow conspirator Andrew French who never faltered with anything presented to him – apart from the cups of tea that is.

Grateful thanks are very much due to everybody who took part in the many teams and making it work. It has now become an established event in Lincolnshire where the people and the produce of the area make it work.

John Ward

Moulton Seas End