Community spirit shines through at Beccles annual duck race

Beccles Duck Race took place along the River Waveney on Saturday, July 29. Photo : Steve Adams

Beccles Duck Race took place along the River Waveney on Saturday, July 29. Photo : Steve Adams

Ducks and rafts could be found racing for glory along the River Waveney in Beccles.

The ducks are released onto the River Waveney and the race begins. Photo : Steve Adams

The ducks are released onto the River Waveney and the race begins. Photo : Steve Adams

The 14th annual Beccles Duck Race returned on Saturday.

The event is organised by Beccles Sea Cadets with money raised going towards the construction of its new headquarters.

Beccles Duck Race took place along the River Waveney on Saturday, July 29. Photo : Steve Adams

Beccles Duck Race took place along the River Waveney on Saturday, July 29. Photo : Steve Adams

Sharon Meadows, of the cadets, said: 'It's always a well-supported event but it seemed to be busier this year, perhaps because the weather was so lovely.

'Beccles has a close community spirit and everyone seems to come together and support the duck race.'

Beccles Duck Race took place along the River Waveney on Saturday, July 29. Photo : Steve Adams

Beccles Duck Race took place along the River Waveney on Saturday, July 29. Photo : Steve Adams


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Previous organisers, Beccles Rugby Club, continued to run the ever-popular raft race.

The race was hard fought but it was 'The Buddy Boys' raft, from Elphick Buildings Ltd, who emerged victorious.

Beccles Duck Race took place along the River Waveney on Saturday, July 29. Photo : Steve Adams

Beccles Duck Race took place along the River Waveney on Saturday, July 29. Photo : Steve Adams

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Mrs Meadows confirmed the race will return next year and added: 'We are so grateful to everyone who came out and supported us.'

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