On a roll for pram race
by Chris Hunter
“In A hole in the ground there lived a hobbit,” begins JRR
Tolkien’s famous tale about the diminutive, furry-footed,
home-loving – and supposedly imaginary – creatures of The Shire in
He never mentioned anything about them living
in Kent and racing around Sutton Valence on New Year’s Day while
sinking pints of ale – but perhaps director Peter Jackson could
find room for that scene in one of his new films.
The Hobbits were just one of seven teams taking part in the
annual charity pram race which drew a crowd of around 800
spectators last Tuesday, the glorious first day of 2013.
The winners were The Nutcrackers.
Organiser Lydon Davies, of The Queens Head Oddfellows, said
money raised will go to Macmillan Cancer Support, with any extra
going to Great Ormond Street. “It raises money for charity and it
enhances community spirit,” he added. “After the race everyone
disappears into the pub. It was a fantastic atmosphere.”
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