QUIRKY COUN­TRY­SIDE

Pon­te­land Wheel­bar­row Race

Country Living (UK) - - Emporium -

Back in the 14th cen­tury, the prov­i­dent Lord of the Manor in Pon­te­land, Northum­ber­land, en­cour­aged res­i­dents to scour the coun­try­side for pro­vi­sions in the lead-up to win­ter. To­day this tra­di­tion is com­mem­o­rated with a wheel­bar­row race start­ing and fin­ish­ing at the Black­bird Inn. Teams of two race along a one-mile course, with all money raised go­ing to lo­cal char­i­ties.

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