Hundreds enjoy a ‘quacking’ day out at Beccles duck race

Beccles Duck Race 2016.PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Beccles Duck Race 2016.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Hundreds of people enjoyed a sunny day out at Beccles Quay full of live music, family activities, and the hotly-contested annual duck and raft races.

Organised by Beccles Rugby Club, the popular event in the town yesterday saw crowds line the river to see hundreds of brightly-coloured ducks race to the finish line.

Club chairman Gareth Hadridge said: 'It has been really good. A tremendous amount of work goes into organising it but it gets everyone in Beccles together and shows just how great the town is.'

Town business supported the event by entering a large duck into the commercial race, which was won by Twyfords, while the public race saw a duck named 'Buttons' cross the finish line first.

For more pictures and a full report, see Friday's Beccles and Bungay Journal.

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