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Wacky racers gear up for annual soapbox derby

PUBLISHED: 10:58 04 July 2019 | UPDATED: 20:13 04 July 2019

Competitors race to the finish line at Mundesley Soapbox Derby, which runs on July 20. Picture: JON WOOD

Competitors race to the finish line at Mundesley Soapbox Derby, which runs on July 20. Picture: JON WOOD

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A collection of crazy contraptions will be hurtling down Mundesley High Street on July 20, as part of the village's hugely popular annual soapbox derby.

Competitors race to the finish line at Mundesley Soapbox Derby, which runs on July 20. Picture: JON WOODCompetitors race to the finish line at Mundesley Soapbox Derby, which runs on July 20. Picture: JON WOOD

Originally held more than 30 years ago, the event was reintroduced by the 1st Mundesley Air Scouts in 2015.

This year's derby will feature races in five categories ranging from age under eight to adult, with other attractions including a Scrapheap Challenge-style welded bike race, stalls run by Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and a bar and barbecue at Gold Park.

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Group Scout leader Anna Hollis said the derby, which will raise funds for a climbing wall and storage at the group headquarters, promised to provide fun for all the family.

She added: "There is always a lovely atmosphere, it brings the community together and people even plan their holidays around it."

Mundesley Soapbox Derby runs on July 20 from 12pm-4pm, entry forms are available from Fish and Fry or Castaways Holiday Park, Bacton.

For more information, phone 07799 067872 or email: 1stmundesleyairscouts.gsl@gmail.com

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