Go­ing with flow for Easter river race

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Ducking And Diving -

More than 1,100 ducks bat­tled it out for first place in the an­nual Easter Race in Smar­den on Easter Sun­day.

Around 500 peo­ple took part in the 17th an­nual event on the River Beult by the Fly­ing Horse pub and raised £1,300 to­wards the vil­lage’s new pav­il­ion.

An­gela Phipps, sec­re­tary of the Smar­den Sports As­so­ci­a­tion, said: “It was re­ally a great day. The weather was lovely and it was great to see so many peo­ple take part.”

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The race is on as the ducks are re­leased

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Oliver Le­hel, six, with his two ducks Pic­tures: Paul Amos

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Or­gan­is­ers Rus­sell and An­gela Phipps

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The win­ner is plucked from the wa­ter

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Fred­die Small­ridge, two

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