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Coxheath Custard Pie World Championships in Stockett Lane won by The Grannies

01 June 2014
by Claire McWethy

The crown in custard pie throwing went to a team of Grannies in Coxheath’s annual flan-flinging contest on yesterday.

More than 2,000 people gathered to watch as 12 twelve teams took part in the spectacle, which was inspired by Charlie Chaplin and has been going since the 1960s.

Contestants dressed as old aged pensioners, complete with zimmerframes and mobility scooters, proved to be surprisingly sprightly and beat last year’s winner Pie ‘N’ Smash in the final.

Pie & Smash Vs Custard Pie Rates

Pie & Smash Vs Custard Pie Rates

Grannies win the final. World Custard Pie Throwing Championships at Coxheath

Grannies win the final. World Custard Pie Throwing Championships at Coxheath

Vision Wrong in battle

Vision Wrong in battle

Around 1,600 pies were thrown on the battleground, in Stockett Lane, with local scouts mixing up buckets of the custard mixture.

For more, and pictures from the event, see Friday's Kent Messenger.

 

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