River race turns out to be a quacker

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Ducking And Diving -

Hun­dreds of vil­lagers en­joyed the Good Fri­day weather to take part in a vil­lage’s an­nual plas­tic duck race.

Chil­dren cast their ducks into the Royal Mil­i­tary Canal, at Ware­horne, in an Easter event or­gan­ised by the Wool­pack Inn.

It was over­seen by John Rodgers in the ca­noe, who awarded the first prize to Ge­or­gia Small and her son Peter, who won an Easter egg.

Fam­i­lies and vil­lagers also en­joyed tak­ing part, with puppy Betsy get­ting her first taste of the race with owner Eric Mus­grove.

Or­gan­is­ers say that there were 200 ducks en­tered, and that the event raised £100 for the Kent Wildlife Trust to spend on the Rom­ney Marsh project.

Mark Good­win’s duck Daffy, win­ners Ge­or­gia Small and her son Peter, Eric Mus­grove’s puppy Betsy and his duck, and a dash for the fin­ish line

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Ni­cole Smith, Mandy Swift, Yas­mine Swift, Tyler Noris, Mark Good­win

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Alisha Gib­bins, Phoebe White, Yvonne White, Tim White, Leonard White and dog Ruby. Right, Richard Makin, Gilly Clarke, Lucy Clarke and Rainer Clarke Em­mer­son

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Ready, steady, throw ... the en­trants drop their ducks

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