Pooh Sticks in Oxfordshire

Weekend 28/29 March: Round 1 of Pooh Sticks championship

Originally uploaded by Sladey

We went to Days Lock in Oxfordshire to compete in the World Pooh Sticks championship, organised by the Oxford Spires Rotary Club and others. Our niece, Alyson, was on the organising committee, so it was a “support-your-family” day as well as a cracking day out.

The weather was cool, but glorious sunshine all day. Team Sladey lost out in Round 1 to the nice bald man behind Charlie, but she was very gracious in defeat. The competition had to make way occasionally for narrow boats going upriver, so Charlie got to see her first proper lock in action.