Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 15°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Gallery: Big crowd for Harwich sausage throwing challenge

18:55 04 November 2012

Sausage King Stephen Plume poses with sausages before the annual sausage throwing competition in Harwich.

Sausage King Stephen Plume poses with sausages before the annual sausage throwing competition in Harwich.

Archant

TWO dozen sausages were seen flying through the air in Harwich on Saturday morning.

But this was no food fight - it was the second annual sausage throwing competition, which drew a crowd of about 200 people.

Organised by the Tendring branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the contest was expanded this year to include 12 entrants, each with two throws of a banger.

The record from last year of 85ft 6ins was smashed by the representative from Chapmans Butchers of Frinton, who hurled his hotdog an incredible 133ft and 6ins.

The competition was held between St Nicholas church and the Hanover public house in Church Street.

After the throwing contest invited to take part, there was a blind taste test, with four bangers based at three different town pubs.

People took part in a short tour around the pubs and scored each sausage, with the winner proving to be a recipe prepared by T Stobbs and Sons of Brightlingsea.

Others taking part on the day included Warnes Butchers of Parkeston, G Page Butchers of Ramsey, Wrights of Frinton, Frinton Road Butchers of Holland on Sea, St Osyth Butchers, Jones Butchers of Thorpe le Soken, Primrose Pork of Great Bromley, Ragmarsh Farm Shop of Manningtree and The Alma Inn of Harwich.

Tendring CAMRA’s Richard Oxborrow said: “It was very close - Richard Mitchell of Ragmarsh Farm Shop set the bar very high but the winners were Chapmans of Frinton. They smashed our previous year’s record.

“The taste test was quite a closely-fought competition, as it always is, and all the sausages were excellent.”

0 comments

Wherstead Road

Drivers experienced long delays in and out of Ipswich this evening while safety checks were made to the railway bridge in Wherstead Road.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Passenger satisfaction levels in the region’s rail operator have dropped in key areas including value for money and punctuality, a new poll has revealed.

Mark Bee and George Nobbs at Beccles bridge in 2013 - both former leaders voted against the devolution deal.

Suffolk’s councils have done their bit on approving the government’s devolution proposals – but the decision on whether to proceed remains up in the air.

The St Elizabeth Hospice Bubble Rush.will take place on August 28 at Christchurch Park.

Today is the last chance to get early bird discount for Suffolk’s first ever Bubble Rush.

The Orwell Bridge

The Orwell Bridge was closed for a short time this morning because of a police incident.

Damage to Matthew Bonner's car

An Ipswich man whose car was broken into earlier this year has criticised police after officers closed an investigation into the crime.

Stock image

Police have identified the possible location of a rape in Hadleigh last week.

Zoella is a firm favourite with teens.

You could be forgiven for thinking that PewDiePie, Zoella, CutiePieMarzia and ThatcherJoe are characters from a new Cbeebies programme, but they are not. These are the rock stars and movie heroes of the current teenage generation.

The ninth annual Additude festival raised more than £4,000 for ChildLine and the NSPCC at Adastral Park over the weekend

Singing in the rain was a past time which certainly had to be embraced at Adastral Park’s seventh annual music festival Additude at the weekend, as the heavens opened for much of the day.

Tattingstone village sign.

A reward of up to £5,000 has been offered following a “horrendous crime” in a Suffolk village in which pensioner was assaulted.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24