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Best ever number of entries for the Framlingham Soap Box Races

PUBLISHED: 06:22 22 May 2017

Luke Poole ready for the annual Framlingham Soap Box Races on Sunday. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.

Luke Poole ready for the annual Framlingham Soap Box Races on Sunday. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.

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A fast-food wagon and a Dennis the Menace-inspired set of wheels were just some of the creations seen whizzing around Framlingham for the Soap Box Races.

Eliott and Archie Sparkes gear up for the big race at Framlingham. 
Picture: NIGEL BROWN.Eliott and Archie Sparkes gear up for the big race at Framlingham. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.

The light-hearted annual event saw its best ever number of entries, with about 50 people, and there were almost 1,000 spectators.

The races, organised by Framlingham Town Council, bring the community together, with classes for primary and secondary-aged children and adults.

Spadge Hopkins, of Framlingham Town Council, said for the final in the adults a father raced his son, and won.

Mr Hopkins, who used to be involved in the Goodwood Festival of Speed, said: “People put a lot of effort in to have a lot of fun. There are some quite fast carts as well. I don’t let it get too serious. The main thing is fun.”

Rory Langdon-Morris at the annual Framlingham Soap Box Races on Sunday. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.Rory Langdon-Morris at the annual Framlingham Soap Box Races on Sunday. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.

He said one entrant had come from as far away as Wakefield, and another from Watford.

Action from the 2107 Framlingham Soap Box Races. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.Action from the 2107 Framlingham Soap Box Races. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.

Archie Bullingham in the hot seat for the big race at Framlingham. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.Archie Bullingham in the hot seat for the big race at Framlingham. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.

Karts of all shapes and sizes took part in the Framlingham Soap Box Races on Sunday. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.Karts of all shapes and sizes took part in the Framlingham Soap Box Races on Sunday. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.

Size was not crucial in the race for the finish line. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.Size was not crucial in the race for the finish line. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.

Annual Framlingham Soap Box Races on Sunday. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.Annual Framlingham Soap Box Races on Sunday. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.

Crowds packed into Framlingham for the soap box races. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.Crowds packed into Framlingham for the soap box races. Picture: NIGEL BROWN.

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