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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Pram chase through town was child’s play

A LOT of Barrow babies had plenty to cry about when their prams were given over to adults for a charity challenge.

Back in August 1987 women from the licensed trade raced through the streets to raise £600 for a fund organised by the women’s auxiliary of the Barrow and district Licensed Victuallers’ Association.

The push was held from the Strawberry Hotel, On Abbey Road, to the Ormsgill Hotel.

Not all of the vehicles made it to the finish line with all four wheels still attached due to serious overloading of the manufacturer’s weight limit.

Three women from the Ormsgill Hotel “B” team, with a pram dressed as Pils lager can, were first home in a time of 35 minutes over the three-mile course.

Next home was an Ormsgill Hotel team, with the Brewery – dressed as police officers – in third place.

The fancy dress contest was won by the Page Three Girls from the Red Lion and the Mason’s Arms, Dalton.

A dozen teams took part, some using wheelchairs due to a shortage of racing prams.


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