Bampton in Devon

Bampton in Devon

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Bampton Open Day - The Duck Races

The River Batherm is the amazing scene of duck racing on Open Day. Friends of animals need not be perturbed - these ducks are of the small, yellow, plastic, variety, and it's all for fun and to raise money for charity.

The ducks are put into the water above Manor Mill and are allowed to float down to the finishing line near the Public Hall - like an extended version of Pooh Sticks!

Ducks in sight
Ducks racing down the straight

Here they come!

Tim ensures fair play

Little helpers
Ducks approaching the finish

Anticipation above the bridge

The field approaches the finish

The finish line
Retrieving the ducks

The finishing line


This event is now organised by the Rotary Club of Exmoor


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