It's official.... The World Pooh Sticks Championships is Britain's Favourite Quirky Event! So say the Readers of Countryfile magazine in their 2012 Awards.
In each of the 12 categories, a panel of experts drew up a shortlist of candidates. The awards were then voted for by readers of the magazine and members of the public via post, email and on the Countryfile Magazine website.
See the pages attached at the foot of this page.
Here’s what the magazine had to say about the World Pooh Sticks Championships:
“Britain would be a poorer place without eccentric country pursuits. From a line-up including pie throwing and snail racing, you chose the classic game invented by Pooh Bear. The championships, organised by the Rotary Club of Oxford Spires, are played at Little Wittenham.”
Voted into second place was the Worm Charming Festival held in Blackawton, Devon, while the Northern Ireland Bog Snorkelling Championship took third place in the Britain’s favourite quirky event category.
So here's a huge thank you to everyone who has visited us in previous years, who has helped as a volunteer or who voted for us.
And we are looking forward to the 30th Championships on 24th March 2013.
We hope to see you there!
See also the article on the Rotary International in Britain and Ireland (RIBI) website.