Clog Cob­bing

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

This is what you get when a group of Bri­tish peo­ple wear­ing clogs get to­gether. The world cham­pi­onships of Clog Cob­bing is held ev­ery Easter at the Roe­buck Inn, Whitewell Bot­tom, Rossendale, Lan­cashire. To cob is col­lo­quial UK English for throw­ing, or to throw a clog the fur­thest down a path at the side of the pub. The com­pe­ti­tion be­gan in the early 1960s af­ter lo­cals came up with the novel way of rais­ing money for char­ity. The aim of the com­pe­ti­tion is to see who can throw a clog the great­est dis­tance. The art of clog cob­bing in­volves swing­ing the clog be­tween the legs a few times to build up mo­men­tum and then hurl­ing it back­wards over the head.

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