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Eynsham Parish Council

Eynsham Shirt Race

Eynsham Shirt Race

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ABOVE: 2013 Shirt Race Fancy Dress winner Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; for latest snaps click to View Slideshow >>

Eynsham Carnival Shirt Race goes back to 1958. It still involves fancy dress costume (the dafter the better), some variation on a pram, a tour of local watering holes and quite a lot of beer. Competitors take part at their own risk ...

A distance of seven furlongs, starting from Bartholomew School layby, thence to the Swan Hotel - Jolly Sportsman - Social Club - Red Lion - Queen's Head - Newlands Inn to finish at the White Hart. Image © Eynsham Shirt Race

Contestants gather for Shirt Race 2013 - and John Richards is recording the event from start to finish, for yet another Community Cinema screening. Bunnies Tricia Partlett & Nicci Saunders won the Suzanne Wastie trophy (again), as the first female pair to cross the finish line. Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

Martine Summers and Caroline Ogden were runners-up in the Ladies' Shirt Race - beaten only by Nic Saunders and Trish Partlett. Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

Martine Summers and Caroline Ogden were runners-up in the Ladies' Shirt Race - beaten only by Nic Saunders and Trish Partlett. Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

And they're off! Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

And they're off! Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

Image © Ian White, 06/07/2013

 Howard Humphris and Graham Rayfield won the Shirt Race Fancy Dress with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Image © Eynsham Online 06/07/2013

Howard Humphris and Graham Rayfield won the Shirt Race Fancy Dress with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Image © Eynsham Online 06/07/2013

Where's the Fat Controller? Graham Reading and Marc Hearne came second in the Shirt Race Fancy Dress. Time to hit the buffers for another year. Image © Eynsham Online 06/07/2013

Where's the Fat Controller? Graham Reading and Marc Hearne came second in the Shirt Race Fancy Dress. Time to hit the buffers for another year. Image © Eynsham Online 06/07/2013

Rules of Entry

  1. Open to over-eighteens
  2. Of each pair, one to ride in a pram, barrow, truck, or any such wheeled vehicle (not motorised). At the stops on route they will be required to change places. The Pusher to consume one half pint of beer or lemonade at each stop
  3. Fancy dress / night attire is optional but preferred
  4. Entries close at mid-day 6 July 2013
  5. To enter please contact Shirley King, 13 Greens Road: 01865 880639.
  6. Assemble at Bartholomew School layby, Witney Road (opposite Star Close) at 11:30 for judging of the best fancy dress and decorated pram (1st prize £25.00, 2nd £20.00, 3rd £15.00, 4th £10.00, 5th £5.00); push off at 12:15 prompt.

Further Reading

When we were younger (1984-2012): click through the slides at your own pace

When we were younger: 07/07/1984

When we were younger: 07/07/1984

Alan Craft's second shirt race

Alan Craft, 06/07/1991

Alan Craft, 06/07/1991

Alan Craft, 05/07/1996

Alan Craft, 05/07/1996

The finishing line

Alan Craft, 04/07/1998

Alan Craft, 04/07/1998

Bryan Smith, 03/07/2004

Bryan Smith, 03/07/2004

Bryan Smith, 02/07/2005

Bryan Smith, 02/07/2005

Bryan Smith, 01/07/2006

Bryan Smith, 01/07/2006

Richard Curtis & Frazer Edminson, 07/07/2007

Richard Curtis & Frazer Edminson, 07/07/2007

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Scene from the Shirt Race, 05/07/2008

Another outing for Alan Craft, 03/07/2010

Another outing for Alan Craft, 03/07/2010

Richard Curtis & Frazer Edminson, 03/07/2010

Richard Curtis & Frazer Edminson, 03/07/2010

image © Suzy Prior, 03/07/2010

image © Suzy Prior, 03/07/2010

image © Suzy Prior, 03/07/2010

image © Suzy Prior, 03/07/2010

image © Suzy Prior, 03/07/2010

image © Suzy Prior, 03/07/2010

image © Suzy Prior, 03/07/2010

image © Suzy Prior, 03/07/2010

image © Suzy Prior, 03/07/2010

image © Suzy Prior, 03/07/2010

image © Suzy Prior, 03/07/2010

image © Suzy Prior, 03/07/2010

Alan Craft, 02/07/2011

Alan Craft, 02/07/2011

02/07/2011

02/07/2011

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Eynsham Online, 03/07/2012

image © Lettitia Derrington 03/07/2012

image © Lettitia Derrington 03/07/2012

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