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Braughing Fair & Wheelbarrow Race

Braughing Fair & Wheelbarrow Race:

We were invited to Braughing Fair in Hertfordshire this weekend as part of my mother in laws 60th birthday celebrations. I wasn’t sure what to expect but was definitely pleasantly surprised; we all were.  The fair itself was excellent and really big; not a fair as in fun fair more a fair as in a collection of local charities raising my money by having stalls and tombolas and hook a duck style games; they were a couple of small rides and a bouncy castle and there were a few fair type games i.e. land 3 darts on a card to win etc.

The wheelbarrow race was hilarious, the competitors were in pairs and were racing against other teams; they start off the race by having a pint in each of the local pubs then they swim through water and down a pint then run uphill (against an avalanche of water provided by the local fire brigades hose!!) it was like watching the I’m a celebrity end challenge.


As for the wheelbarrows themselves some people had really gone to town decorating them; I saw everything from Dr Who to Batman.


A fun family day out was had by all!

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16 Comments

  1. 16th July 2016 / 9:06 pm

    This looks like such a great day out and the wheelbarrow race looks like great fun! x

  2. 15th July 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Sounds like a fun fair!

  3. 12th July 2016 / 10:15 pm

    That sounds fantastically eccentrically English – it’s rather wonderful to see the traditions surviving. #citytripping

  4. 12th July 2016 / 6:49 pm

    Yes it sure is! X

  5. 12th July 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Yes they really went to town; the batman one was brilliant too but the zoomed past far to quick for a pic! X

  6. 12th July 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Yes it really is brilliant to see community things there aren’t enough of them these days x

  7. 12th July 2016 / 1:45 pm

    I love going to events like this. It’s great to see the community come together and it’s great for kids. Looks like you got a good day for it. Thanks for #citytripping

  8. 12th July 2016 / 9:26 am

    Yes it was a very British day out! Good fun x

  9. 12th July 2016 / 8:55 am

    Now this is England! Love it, especially the Tardis wheelbarrow.

  10. 12th July 2016 / 8:07 am

    Yes you can’t beat a good old fashioned British day out! X

  11. 12th July 2016 / 8:07 am

    Wow that sounds great fun!! X

  12. 12th July 2016 / 7:54 am

    OMG that looks like it would be hysterically funny to watch this! When I lived in Montana, we had something similar in February. We would head to this tiny hidden town in the mountains that had a large, steep hill which was covered in ice. They had to make their own sleds and head down the hill. It was so funny to watch! #CityTripping

  13. 11th July 2016 / 10:28 am

    It was really good fun! It did look very tiring for those doing it x

  14. 11th July 2016 / 9:22 am

    That looks brilliant – and tiring! I love the Tardis #LivingArrows

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