The tradition of rolling large wooden barrels in a relay race up and down the Coton Road before lunch on Boxing Day was revived recently and has been very popular. Teams compete, usually four at a time to roll the empty barrels as rapidly as possible without injuring the crowds of spectators who risk life and limb while screaming encouragement from behind a thin wall of straw bales. All are welcome to enjoy an hour of eccentric, charity-funding mayhem followed by liquid refreshment in one of the local pubs. Races start at 12pm on 26th December.
See photos from the 2016 event here.