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Pooh Sticks organisers keep fingers crossed for fine weather
6:40am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
BAD weather may have put a stop to the annual World Pooh Sticks Championships in March, but a herd of heffalumps could not keep competitors Cameron and Douglas Watt away from the re-scheduled contest on October 13.
Organisers of the now world famous championships, based on a Winnie the Pooh game, are praying for fine weather for the competition, which regularly attracts more than 1,000 competitors to the Thames bridge in Little Wittenham, near Didcot.
Rotary Club of Oxford Spires member Lesley Adams said: “This is the event’s 30th anniversary, and it also won Countryfile Magazine’s award for Britain’s Favourite Quirky Event in 2012. We are positive these championships will be as popular as ever.”
As Winnie the Pooh fans will know, Pooh and his friends enjoyed a game of Pooh Sticks on the river, as described in AA Milne’s much-loved books.