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Fun in the sun - annual Dwile Flonking championship raises vital funds for Big Dog Ferry

PUBLISHED: 08:30 10 May 2018

Dwile Flonking - The 2018 Waveney Valley Championship. Photo: Yanny Mac

Dwile Flonking - The 2018 Waveney Valley Championship. Photo: Yanny Mac

Yanny Mac

An ancient rural pastime was resurrected from the pages of history once again as the Waveney Valley Dwile Flonking Championship returned.

Dwile Flonking - The 2018 Waveney Valley Championship. Photo: Yanny MacDwile Flonking - The 2018 Waveney Valley Championship. Photo: Yanny Mac

The competition, which took place at the Lock Inn, Geldeston, on Bank Holiday Monday, is an annual fundraiser for Beccles’ Big Dog Ferry.

The charity-funded ‘water-taxi’ suffered an engine failure earlier in the week and was confined to Beccles Lido.

On the day teams from the Waveney Valley and Chet Valley battled it out for the coveted Stuart Sneddon Memorial Trophy.

The game was closely contested, going right down to the wire, but in the end it was the Chet Valley Team who emerged victorious.

Dwile Flonking - The 2018 Waveney Valley Championship. Photo: Yanny MacDwile Flonking - The 2018 Waveney Valley Championship. Photo: Yanny Mac

Thanks to the generosity of all those who attended enough money was raised to repair the Big Dog Ferry - which is now back in the water and operating as normal.

Organiser Yanny Mac added: “Punters managed to raise a bucket-full of coins for the beleaguered boat.”

Festivities kicked-off at midday, with live music courtesy of Cobbler Bob’s String band and a barbecue.

The event was sponsored by Bungay’s Bull of the Woods Brewing Co.

Dwile Flonking - The 2018 Waveney Valley Championship. Photo: Yanny MacDwile Flonking - The 2018 Waveney Valley Championship. Photo: Yanny Mac

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