Pub teams are invited to enter this year’s Boxing Day Pram Race, which takes place at approximately 11 am on Wednesday December 26th in Market Street. Speaking for the official organisers, Lesley Chudley of Crewkerne Lions Club said: “We are calling on local landlords and landladies to enter a pub team and have fun in the Boxing Day Pram Race.”

The annual event now in its 59th year is always fun to watch from the safety of the pavements as teams wearing fancy dress push their wheeled vehicles up and down Market Street, competing for the coveted trophies. Vehicles often lose a wheel or experience other setbacks during the race, adding to the thrill and suspense and keeping spectators guessing on whose team will be first over the finishing line.

Richard Hall and his staff at Oscars wine bar always join in the fun and have won it on several occasions, taking the trophy again last year for Best Entry from a pub landlord. Teams from local businesses, community organisations and groups of friends looking to enter the Pram Race can register their entry with the Lions club on the day, outside of the town hall. Crewkerne Lions Club would very much appreciate help with marshalling the event. Anyone who is interested in volunteering, please send an email to Lesley by December 24th so that the names can be included in the risk assessment paperwork. Lesley’s email address is

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