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The best pictures from the World Gravy Wrestling Championships 2018; Brave wrestlers battled it out for the coveted title at the Rose n' Bowl in Stacksteads.

Byline: accrington

Brave wrestlers grappled in hundreds of litres of meat stock for one of the Valley's most bizarre annual attractions.

Spectators and competitors braved the weather to watch the 10th World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose 'n' Bowl in Stacksteads on Bank Holiday Monday.

Ten ladies and 16 men showed off their athletic prowess in a sludge pool of gravy.

Roxy Afzal - aka 'Foxy Roxy' - successfully defended her Gravy Wrestling Champion title and Joel Hicks was named the male winner.

Landlady Carol Lowe said it went 'amazingly well'. She said: "It was a fabulous day considering the wet weather. It certainly didn't dampen anyone's spirits.

"There were hundreds of people who turned up to support us in the rain and we would like to thank everyone for their amazing support.

"We don't know exactly how much we've raised for East Lancashire Hospice but it will be hundreds of pounds.

"It was a great family day for everybody."

The event was filmed by Sky Sports News and a German television channel and other attractions included a judo exhibition, bouncy castles and face painting.

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Publication:Accrington Observer (Chadderton, England)
Date:Feb 7, 2019
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