Hurworth Duck Race 2021
The event took place 22nd August, and started at 1.00pm
Crowds flocked around the village to watch just under 600 ducks fight for the best position down the river Tees.
The event was really well supported, and raised £1161. The money went to Hurworth Albion Football Club; they are a local club who have developed a neglected ex-sports field into a viable and popular football club.
I'm sure the money will be put to good use, and will help the youngsters and the club to keep progressing.
A nice report from Peter and Chris Barron can be read below.
Thanks to Ian Havelock for the drone footage. The finished video looks amazing, and you can view it here.
If you want any drone footage doing, get in touch with Ian through Facebook, and discuss your requirements.
Thanks go to:
Martin Harrison - Helped to organise the event
John Redfern - Started the event
Chris Williams - The canoeist and duck starter
The People from Hurworth Albion - The duck catchers
Lynn Wylie - Helped to organise the event
Peter and Val Allan - Gave permission to use their garden
The land owners - Sir Mark Wrightson and Emma Walton
The Coffee Pot and The Grange - Collected sponsorship
Barbara Lawrence - Organised the band
The band was fantastic and finished the day off nicely.