Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

PHOTOS: Aggi steals crown in Braunton’s Boxing Day tug o’ war

10:31 31 December 2012

The Aggi team take the winning pull. Pic: Tony Howells

The Aggi team take the winning pull. Pic: Tony Howells

Archant

The Agricultural Inn stole the crown from three-year champions The Black Horse in annual Boxing Day tug o’ war in Braunton.

THE annual Boxing Day tug o’ war in Braunton drew the crowds again this year despite flooding in the village just days earlier.

Hundreds of people turned out to see the event in Church Street, which has been running since the 1960s.

The Agricultural Inn team met on the Black Horse team’s home turf, greeted by hundreds of eager supporters.

Originally the tug was between the Black Horse and the former New Inn, but the Aggi stepped up when the latter closed down some years ago.

With their title to defend, the Black Horse pulled with their might but it wasn’t enough to hold off the five-stone heavier Aggi team.

The Aggi won two of the three tugs, claiming the crown their rivals have held for the last three years.

Julian Turner, of the Aggi, said: “It’s the biggest rivalry in the village; everything we do from pool to darts becomes a competition, but this is the big one.

“It’s great to have taken the crown for the first time in three years.”

The tug is thought to have raised £350 which will be split between Braunton charities.

“It was a great turnout considering the flooding; I think we probably had about 500 people down there,” added Julian.

The men’s pull was followed by a ladies’ and children’s pull, and those watching also enjoyed a hog roast.

0 comments

Other News Stories

The Manor House in Woolsery.

Internet power couple who sold Bebo website for $850million have been given permission to transform derelict Woolsery manor house.

Read more
11:27
The Minis make their way through Combe Martin on Monday afternoon. To order this picture, click on the Reader Photos link on our home page.

Find out where you can see the minis in North Devon this weekend for the 21st Legendary Grand Tour for Children’s Hospice South West.

Read more
15:18
James Cracknell OBE with Air Extreme director Amelia Issac. Picture: Air Extreme

Fresh from Rio 2016, two time gold medallist happy to mingle at local attraction

Read more
11:31
Follow the Lion at Ilfracombe Carnival - pictured with John Forsdike and Steve Ashton. Picture: Tony Gussin

Are you getting dressed up for Ilfracombe Carnival this Sunday?

Read more
11:30
Barnstaple Dementia Action Alliance chairman Ailsa Elkins-McDonald held a ‘dementia friends’ workshop at the North Devon Gazette. Picture: Andy Keeble

Work is under way to help Barnstaple become a ‘dementia friendly’ town – and the Gazette has become one of the campaign’s first advocates.

Read more
Simon Mackie on his leighweight hand bike, purchased in part by an Aspire grant.

Bideford man left paralysed after diving incident is planning a cross-country cycle ride for the charity which helped him.

Read more
Let's Talk About It - the North Devon Gazette's campaign on mental health.

Let’s Talk About It will raise awareness of mental health issues and the many challenges people living with it face

Read more
Yesterday, 13:05
An estimated 500 people took part in a silent protest against cuts to services at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple on Tuesday morning. Picture: Tony Gussin

Update: Success Regime head responds as campaigners urge ‘no cuts to health services’ at the peaceful Red Line mass protest in Barnstaple

Read more
Yesterday, 10:20
The access to the site.

Planning inspector has given developers permission to build 200 new homes despite residents’ battle against proposals.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:53

Several vehicles damaged in fire after car caught ablaze in Concord Drive this morning (Tuesday).

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 16°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications