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LISTEN: Knaresborough celebrates 50th Boxing Day Tug of War

Knaresborough tug of war on Boxing Day

Published at 1:01am 26th December 2017.

The Half Moon Free House and The Mother Shipton Inn field two teams each, one with 8 men and one with 8 women, to pull a rope across the River Nidd at Low Bridge every Boxing Day.

Today is the return of the almighty Knaresborough Tug of War event.

It starts at 12 noon.

It's taken place every year without fail even when, due to the river being in flood, it's had to take place along Abbey Road itself instead!

Flooding River Nidd, Knaresborough

This year's charities are Saint Michael's Hospice and Autism Angels.

Volunteers from both charities will be collecting donations from the crowd.

	 Knaresborough tug of war on Boxing Day - Mother Shipton's Inn

	 Knaresborough tug of war on Boxing Day - Half Moon

Both pubs are be open on the day and offering beers, mulled wine, food, mince pies and seasonal cheer!

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Sam & Tony at The Mother Shipton Inn are taking part for the first time this year, after becoming landlords of the pub earlier in 2017:

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