Thursday, September 11, 2008

British delights

Courtesy of Nico, Mark Smith's announcement at the Guardian:
The world-famous Black Pudding Throwing Championship, September 14, Ramsbottom: The annual blood-fest sees competitors trying to knock as many Yorkshire puddings as possible off a 20ft golden grid platform with three throws of a black pudding.

Taking place from 11am to 4pm at the Royal Oak in Bridge Street, it commemorates those who repelled raiding parties from Yorkshire during the Wars of the Roses. The ancient Golden Grid makes its journey from Stubbins by steam train on the East Lancs Railway to Ramsbottom station, and is carried through the streets.