Best ever number of entries for the Framlingham Soap Box Races
PUBLISHED: 06:22 22 May 2017
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.
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.”
He said one entrant had come from as far away as Wakefield, and another from Watford.