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Lincolnshire village prepares to host 7th World Egg-throwing Championships

By Sleaford Target  |  Posted: June 02, 2012

  • WORLD EGG THROWING: World Egg Throwing Championships take placed at Swaton. Ashley Shield took part in one of the events.

  • VINTAGE DAY: Swaton Vintage Day coincides with the World Throwing Championships.

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THE world's best egg-throwers will be coming to Swaton for the seventh World Egg Championships in a few weeks time.

The show forms part of Swaton Vintage Day's annual show on Sunday, June 24 which raised £7,000 for charities last year.

The day features more than 400 vintage and classic cars, tractors, motorbikes, commercial vehicles, stationary engines and speciality machines.

There will also be a parade of vehicles, craft tent, trade stands and exhibitions, children's games and rides, a medieval jousting skills display and chain-saw sculpture.

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Spokesman Andy Dunlop is already 'eggcited' about the event and said: "All monies raised by the event will be used to support local, national and international good causes such ads Leukaemia Research, The Red Cross, Air Ambulance provision, Children's Hospices, and Shelter Box.

"Last year's event raised more than £7,000. Irish egg-throwing champion Paul Murphy has already confirmed that he will be attending to defend his title in Russian Egg Roulette, as have the Latvians, with their Trebuchet.

"Although still to confirm travel arrangements, we expect Joel Hicks, the World Gravy Wrestling Champion and star of BGT, to once again to step up to the mark to be target in the Throwing with Accuracy Challenge.

"This year's events will be the two person throw and catch, static relay, target throwing, egg trebuchet and Russian Egg Roulette."

Full information can be gained via www.eggthrowing.com.

For more information on the vintage day log on to swatonvintageday.com. Entrance remains at £4 for Adults, £3 for OAPs, £2 for school age children, under fives are free and £10 for a family ticket.

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