Pooh sticks event cancelled

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Organisers have been forced to cancel tomorrow’s World Pooh Sticks Championship in Oxfordshire.

The competition, held at Days Lock, in Long Wittenham, has been scrapped after Environment Agency officials raised warnings about the speed of the river.

The event is in its 27th year.

Organisers said heavy rainfall meant they could not get their safety boats out.

Organiser Liz Williams said: “We’re very sorry and we hope to rearrange the event for some time in September.”

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1:03pm Sat 27 Mar 10

pater mcvey says...

Organisers said heavy rainfall meant they could not get their safety boats out.......

Good old "elf and safety" although not much comfort for the hundreds that have flown in from all over the planet, in the hope of being crowned World Champion.
Organisers said heavy rainfall meant they could not get their safety boats out....... Good old "elf and safety" although not much comfort for the hundreds that have flown in from all over the planet, in the hope of being crowned World Champion. pater mcvey
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2:26pm Sat 27 Mar 10

rickenback says...

is it nearly 1st april?poo sticks rights next?
is it nearly 1st april?poo sticks rights next? rickenback
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7:22pm Sat 27 Mar 10

Oflife says...

QUESTION: How many times has this event been cancelled in the past? (Interesting, the captcha for my comment is 'such-risk'). Says is all really!
QUESTION: How many times has this event been cancelled in the past? (Interesting, the captcha for my comment is 'such-risk'). Says is all really! Oflife
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