Duck race to return to River Tiffey in Wymondham after storm blew last year’s event indoors

The annual Wymondham Duck Race. Picture: Denise Bradley

The annual Wymondham Duck Race. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

Ducks are set to make a welcome return to the River Tiffey in Wymondham.

Crowds watch as the duck race at Wymondham comes to the finish line. Photograph Simon Parker

Crowds watch as the duck race at Wymondham comes to the finish line. Photograph Simon Parker - Credit: Archant

But these water foul are not the type to go quack and twaddle away, but are far more inclined to drift merrily down the stream.

Wymondham Abbey's annual Easter Monday duck race will take place on April 17 at 11am at Becketswell, and participants can buy a duck from just £1.

There will also be a chocolate tombola, duck tombola, stalls and refreshments, including the event's ever popular bacon sandwiches.

The race did not go ahead as planned last year due to Storm Katie, which brought winds of up to 60mph to the region.

The annual Wymondham Duck Race. Keola Siver, from Wicklewood, hugs an extra duck at the race. Pictur

The annual Wymondham Duck Race. Keola Siver, from Wicklewood, hugs an extra duck at the race. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

Instead, the race organisers moved the event indoors to the abbey itself and was renamed the 'alternative dry duck race'.The event usually includes several different races, which are sponsored by businesses and groups around Wymondham.


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