It’s official…. The World Pooh Sticks Championships is Britain’s Favourite Quirky Event! So said the Readers of Countryfile magazine in their 2012 Awards.
In each of the 12 categories, a panel of experts drew up a shortlist of candidates. The awards were then voted for by readers of the magazine and members of the public via post, email and on the CountryFile Magazine website.
Here’s what the magazine had to say about the World Pooh Sticks Championships:
“Britain would be a poorer place without eccentric country pursuits. From a line-up including pie throwing and snail racing, you chose the classic game invented by Pooh Bear. The championships, organised by [a local] Rotary Club … , are played [in Oxfordshire].”
Voted into second place was the Worm Charming Festival held in Blackawton, Devon, while the Northern Ireland Bog Snorkelling Championship took third place in the Britain’s favourite quirky event category.
So here’s a huge thank you to everyone who has visited us over the years, who has helped as a volunteer or who voted for us.
See also the article on the Rotary International in Britain and Ireland (RIBI) website.