Ludham pub to host dwile flonking world championships

Dwile Flonking at the Dog Inn, Ludham.

Dwile Flonking at the Dog Inn, Ludham. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The unusual sport of dwile flonking will be in the limelight this weekend as a Norfolk Broads pub hosts its world championships.

The Dwile Flonking World Championships will be held again this year at the Dog Inn at Ludham on Saturday from 1.30pm.

Three times world champions Flippin Pippin Flonkers will be travelling from Coventry to take part and teams can enter the event on the day.

Dwile flonking sees teams of eight to 10 players form a circle and jump up and down as an opponent stands in the middle and uses a stick to throw dripping towels.

Some people believe it may have been played in Norfolk and Suffolk since the middle ages, while others believe it was invented by a group of Suffolk printing apprentices in 1966.

People are encouraged to dress as country yokels to take part in the Dwile Flonking World Championships, which are sponsored by Winter's Brewery.

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