Record number of visitors flock to Wymondham Abbey’s duck race
- Credit: Sonya Duncan
More ducks than ever before were launched into the Rover Tiffey as part of Wymondham Abbey's annual duck race.
Organiser Joyce Reynolds said Monday's race was a quacking success, with up to 400 people flocking to the river to sponsor a duck and soak up the family atmosphere.
Mrs Reynolds said there were 15 duck races and each had 100 ducks.
Each race was sponsored by a different business from the town. She said: 'It was the best duck race we've ever had with more people than ever. As well as the race, there was an Easter bonnet competition, a barbecue going all day, ice-cream, face-painting and stalls with all kinds of things for sale.
'It was a brilliant day and we raised more than we ever had.'
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Proceeds will help to pay for the upkeep of the town's historic abbey.
A music group called The Old Farts entertained visitors.
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