The 12th Annual Wivenhoe Crabbing Competition

Held on Sunday 31st August 2008

Page created by Peter Hill, copied from the earlier Wivenhoe Encyclopedia website

Winners: Olivia Skeels (2nd prize); Niall Blunnie (1st prize); Amy Hammond (3rd) and Adult...Holly Saunders
Photograph by Jeannie Coverley
Town Mayor, Cllr Frances Richards and her husband, Peter, who enjoyed the event as well as presented the prizes
Photograph by Jeannie Coverley
Crowds line West Quay looking for a good place
Photograph by Jeannie Coverley
Crowds line The Quay
Photograph by Jeannie Coverley
Danny Scott helping with the weighing in of the crabs
Photograph by Jeannie Coverley
Weighing in, contestants looking for the heaviest crab, which was caught by Holly Saunders
Photograph by Jeannie Coverley

Sunday 31st August 2008 – The 12th Annual Crabbing Competition on Wivenhoe Quay

An estimated 350 children and 1,000 spectators lined up along Wivenhoe’s quayside to see who could catch the largest crabs in the River Colne. Volunteer officials from the Crabbing Committee were on hand to ensure the crabs were treated kindly and were put back into the river carefully after the weigh-in.

Approximately £900 was raised by the event which will be shared between the Wivenhoe Youth Bus as well as Broomgrove and Millfields Schools.

Note: All crabs are returned safely to the river after the event.

See other Crabbing Competition events – click here


This page was added on 17/01/2021.

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