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Youngsters cheer on as their rubber ducks take to the water in Pin Mill Duck Race

PUBLISHED: 17:53 17 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:53 17 April 2017

Families enjoyed the Pin Mill duck race on  Bank Holiday Monday.
Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

Families enjoyed the Pin Mill duck race on Bank Holiday Monday. Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

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Hundreds of families gathered in Pin Mill today to watch the annual duck race.

Families enjoyed the Pin Mill duck race on  Bank Holiday Monday.
Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown Families enjoyed the Pin Mill duck race on Bank Holiday Monday. Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

Youngsters took their multi-coloured rubber ducks down the water in Pin Mill Road for the start of the races at 11am before the grand finale at midday.

Families enjoyed the Pin Mill duck race on  Bank Holiday Monday.
Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown Families enjoyed the Pin Mill duck race on Bank Holiday Monday. Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

They lined the stream cheering on their ducks hoping for glory.

Families enjoyed the Pin Mill duck race on  Bank Holiday Monday.
Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown Families enjoyed the Pin Mill duck race on Bank Holiday Monday. Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

Now in its 12th year, the Pin Mill Duck Race boasts a fun, family-friendly atmosphere while raising money for local good causes.

Families enjoyed the Pin Mill duck race on  Bank Holiday Monday.
Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown Families enjoyed the Pin Mill duck race on Bank Holiday Monday. Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

Anthony Cullen, owner of Pin Mill Studio where people signed up for the race, said: “Around 500 people turned up to the event, that’s twice as many as last year, with around 60 races taking place.

Matt Pilkington, in The Butt and Oyster, winner of the Pin Mill Duck Race 2017. Matt Pilkington, in The Butt and Oyster, winner of the Pin Mill Duck Race 2017.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along as we raised more than £500 for the RNLI and the Chelmondiston playgroup”.

First prize winner, Matt Pilkington from Aldeburgh, was awarded with an engraved chocolate Thorntons Easter Egg.

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