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Pewsey's wheelbarrow race a statuesque success
People lined the streets of Pewsey last night to watch the spectacle that is the annual wheelbarrow race.
Amid the music and lights, the creativity of entries was endless with decorated wheelbarrows paying tribute to the King Alfred statue, which celebrates its centenary this year, a giant Indian chief and papier-mâché bulls.
Even the Statue of Liberty turned up for the event.
Organisers were busy making their final preparations from 8am on Thursday to make sure the 208 teams made it around the course as smoothly as possible.
Carnival Queen Katie Hogg said: “It’s been hectic.
“My favourite entry was the Smurfs because my auntie and uncle, Michelle and Richard Sarsby, are in it and they put in a lot of effort every year.”
This year the fastest team were the Pewsey Shockers, dressed up as the village’s defibrillators, with a time of 16.57 minutes.
The first ladies team to cross the finish line were Fun Girl Three in 21.40 minutes.
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