Digging for victory at the National Sandcastle Competition
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Picture special: Crowds gather at Croyde Beach to watch the buckets and spades fly.
SUN, sand and spades supplied the ingredients for the National Sandcastle Competition at Croyde Beach on Sunday.
It was the first time the event had been held at Croyde, and the crowds turned out to watch 13 teams dig for victory as they worked on a variety of weird and wonderful sculptures to help raise money for North Devon Hospice.
It was run by North Devon Homes, sponsored by Parkdean Holidays, with support from several local companies. Trophies were donated by Dartington Crystal and Trophyman.
The celebratory judge was British singer, Elkie Brookes and Michelle West of North Devon Homes said the singing icon had happily joined in: “She was a great help as a judge, really good fun and thank you to her for giving up her time to come and judge the competition,” she said.
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“It was the first time we had organised it and at a different venue, but it was a massive success with a great turn out and so many people on the beach.”
The all important first place went to Pearce Construction with a sculpture of Lundy Island, while second went to James Electrics with a slumbering pirate and third Billy Budd’s of Croyde with a Dambusters tableau.
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Junior teams also battled it out, with first going to All Star for their Shoe creation, second to Andie’s Army’s Starfish and third The Storkey Experience with their Octopus.
Events on the day also included Punch and Judy shows, music from North Devon Pipes and Drums plus live band the Smiles Taylor Company.
* CLICK on the gallery link to the top right of this page to see more pictures from Sunday’s event.