ever proof were needed that the English had finally gone "round the
bend" then it can be found around Barham -
in the Nailbourne Rapids
Race which was last held in 1988.
must travel 4 miles on some sort of craft from North Elham Farm to Barham
Village Green. There were 20 obstacles en route plus overland
sections where the vessel must be carried. That year, over 60 craft
ranging from four-poster beds, windsurfing boards and various designs of
rafts in variable degrees of seaworthiness made their way along the
Here are some pictures of the race which raised some
£1,500 for charity.
of the race committee Paul George tests his waterbed.
Harris of Barham splashes out.
Hoard from Kingston on his Duck Board.
Hanford and Simon Goldfinch from The Duck at Pett Bottom.
competition between competitors
Stewart & Jill Skelton from Elham.