PICTURES: Families flock to Backwell Scouts’ annual donkey derby
PUBLISHED: 18:37 01 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:02 02 July 2019
Children saddled up for an annual Donkey Derby.
The 34th Backwell scout donkey derby took place at the Backwell School playing fields on June 23.
Even a spot of drizzle failed to keep families away, as hundreds of villagers came together to support the troop for a day of donkey rides and racing.
As well as the donkey rides, villagers could take part in a bout of sumo wrestling using suits, battle each other on the greasy pole or tackle a 35ft inflatable assault course.
The derby, 'a mainstay of Backwell's events calendar' raises more than £3,000 for the 1st Backwell Scout group each year.
Scout leader Frank Cox said: "The day went extremely well. The playing field was packed.
"Though it's a lot of hard work, it is worth the effort as it's an event to remind people about the value of scouting and has become a mainstay of this seasons events in Backwell."
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