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WATCH: Knaresborough pubs prepare for 50th Boxing Day battle

Knaresborough Tug of War on Boxing Day

Published at 1:05am 24th December 2017.

Two local pubs are preparing for battle, as the 50th Knaresborough Tug of War on the banks of the River Nidd, returns...

The event takes place at Low Bridge from 12pm, on Tuesday 26th December 2017.

The contest is between The Mother Shipton Inn and The Half Moon Free House.

It happens every year, but this year is extra special, as it's the 50th anniversary!

In addition, this year is the first time new owners at The Mother Shipton Inn, Sam and Tony, are involved.

Both pubs have two teams each, one male and one female, who battle it out in a best of three competition.

Knaresborough Tug of War on Boxing Day women's team

Max Harrison, Landlord of the Half Moon pub explains:

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We thought it would only be right to throwback to previous years:

Knaresborough Tug of War, 2014

It takes place whatever the weather... Remember this? 

Knaresborough Tug of War, 2015

Knaresborough Tug of War, 2016

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