Lymm Duck Race 2005
The crowds gathered around Lymm Dam and last minute duck purchasing continued until the launch at 12:10 by Peter Powell the Town Crier. Daisy Duck collected the ducks in a bag to send into the Lymm Dam. The Cheshire Fire & Rescue assisted with the hose to send the ducks on their way slowly though the Dingle. The crowds followed the ducks but because the day was calm with no wind the ducks took a leisurely swim.
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Latterly they had to be assisted by Mike in the canoe making false waves! This was to help the ducks on their way to the finishing line.
At the winning line eager children and adults gathered blowing their "quackers" and cheering the ducks on.
The Duck Race is organised by Lymm Round Table. Daisy Duck alias Steve Robinson worked hard keeping the crowd amused as this year it was a rather slow race. Daisy did not have her friend Donald to help he must have been off colour with eating too many Easter eggs!
The famous Duck Race which has been meeting each Easter Monday in Lymm for the last 20 years, raising funds for various local charities.
This year the main sponsors are Countryside Properties who are currently building Heatley Mere. Other corporate sponsors included Bramble Lodge Nursery, Sexton's Bakery, Baci Restaurant, Hopkinsons Delicatessen, Rushgreen Service Station, Iris Bastow Opticians, Stephanie's Florists, Halifax , Gascoigne Halman and Banners Estate Agents.
Winner of the Corporate Duck Race:
Duck No.5 belonging to the Halifax.
Duck No. 4 belonging to Gascoigne Halman Estate Agents.
The public Duck Race had five winners:
1st No 836
2nd No 591
3rd No 465
4th No 661
5th No 987
The winners have won cash prizes and Easter Eggs.
It was a great lunch time event thanks to Lymm Round Table, Cheshire Fire & Rescue, The Piped Band and the public support to make the event a great success!
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