Thousands of spectators at third Great Easton Soapbox Race
PUBLISHED: 10:57 04 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:57 04 September 2018
An estimated 2000 visitors enjoyed watching men and women barrel down Great Easton Hill at the third Great Easton Soapbox race on Saturday (September 1).
Funds raised will be split between the Royal British legion and the village’s community association and organisers hope the £12,000 raised in 2017 will be surpassed.
Teams responded to the theme of ‘all things military’ with many of the 28 soapboxes inspired by aircraft carriers, tanks, jeeps and military ambulances.
Alastair Farr, chair of the organising committee, said; “The generosity of local businesses, particularly our platinum sponsors Little Easton Manor and transport company 24x7, was staggering. The sponsorship and supply of equipment allowed us to cover the major upfront cost before the day kicked off.”
Before the racing begin, the Last Post was played, a wreath was laid at the village war memorial and a minute’s silence was observed to commemorate the ending of the First World War.