The practice of pudding throwing dates back to 1455 when warring factions of the House of Lancaster and the House of York met for battle in Stubbins.
It’s an annual event now in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. This year 5,000 people watched pudds fly.
1,000 competitors threw puddings made from Lancashire blood sausage at a 20 foot stacks of Yorkshire puddings. The goal of course is to knock down the Yorkshire puddings.
The winner was 63-year-old John Barrett who knocked down ten Yorkshirers. This was his first time competing in the event.
John beat a two-time former champion who held the record of nine pudds, Huseyin Ozluk, who also happenss to be John’s his son-in-law, thus keeping it in the family.
Read more: “Hundreds turn out for World Black Pudding Throwing Championships” in the Burnley & Pendle Citizen