World black pudding throwing competition – 2008

Competitors from across the world have gathered at a pub in Greater Manchester for the World Black Pudding Throwing Championship. Thousands are watching entrants from as far afield as Hong Kong, Africa and Sweden compete at the Royal Oak in the village of Ramsbottom, Bury.

The aim is to knock Yorkshire puddings off a 20ft ledge by throwing black puddings at them.

The contest is supposed to represent the Lancashire/Yorkshire rivalry.

Organiser Elaine Singleton says you need real ability to take part.

You also need to be a bit of a nutter.

I suppose I qualify. Especially since I hate black pudding.