It’s that time of the year in Ramsbottom, no not the annual festival but the ancient grudge match between Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Yes it’s the Black Pudding throwing championships as competitors hurl Black Puddings at a pile of Yorkshire Puddings on a 20-foot high plinth. 

Competitors have three turns in an attempt to knock down as many Yorkshire Puddings as possible (they are arranged in a pile of a dozen) and must throw underarm from a purpose built stand called the oche.

The competition dates back to the 1980s but the Yorkshire-Lancashire rivalry is of course lost in the mists of time.

It all takes place on Sunday September 13th outside the Oaks pub on Bridge Street at noon.


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