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Fishguard Round Table’s Soapbox Derby Day

Wile E Coyote team (Facebook: Rain Slocombe)

ON SATURDAY (21st May), a mixture of weird and wonderful characters took to their carts to race along the soapbox derby course in Fishguard. The event was organised by the Fishguard and District Round Table group and kickstarted their 60th Charter Year.

The activities started at midday with the carts racing downhill in a bid to see who gets the fastest time.

The RNLI soapbox (Facebook: Lauren Huny Jones)

Then the most popular race started and drew the crowds in, as the characters including Gangsta Granny and Wile E Coyote, sped down the course in their flamboyantly modified soap boxes.

It wouldn’t be a soapbox derby without a few tumbles, with more than one crew having to complete the course on foot.

Come on Wile finish the course on foot. (Facebook: Lauren Hunt Jones)

There were five trophies up for grabs, sponsored by A&E Nichols; the coveted fist, second and third prizes as well as a prize for Derby Disaster, one for Best Design and finally a Slow and Steady award for those who took slightly longer to finish the course.

The winners were awarded as follows: 1, Come on Wile E; 2, Croczilla; 3, Round Table Llandeilo 778 Cows.

Come on Wile team win first place.

Best design was awarded to Croczilla and the Slow and steady award was given to the RNLI cart.

Croczilla also won the Best Design Award.

There was a plethora of food stalls for spectators to induldge in a weekend treat in the nearby Lota Park. The Round Table Barbeque was fired up serving sausages and burgers, while the Fishguard Ladies Circle sold strawberries and cream for those looking for something a little sweeter.

The RNLI won the Slow and Steady Award

Bouncy castles and various stalls were also set up for the crowds to enjoy.

Croczilla won 2nd place.

After the race there was a fund raising ball track run, with the lucky number winning a prize of £100.

All the money raised during the days festivities was donated to local charities.

The Fishguard and District Round Table group took to Facebook after the event to thank all those who attended and supported the event in the weekend sunshine.

Round Table Llandeilo 778 Cows won 3rd place.

A spokesman said, we had an absolutely fantastic time organising this event and what a day it turned out to be!”

The group emphasized that such events would not be possible without the generous backing of their sponsors.

The event was headed by main sponsor, Goodwick Motor Services, these were: G D Harries & Sons Ltd; A & E Nichols; Jewson’s, Goodwick; West Wales Firewood; Morfa Milk; R D Contracting Services; Castle Hot Tubs; Communi8; The Royal Oak; The Rose & Crown; JT Abergwaun Hotel and CSE Hire.

The group also thanked the following for their part in ensuring the event ran successfully: St John Ambulance; Fishguard and District 41 Club; Fishguard Ladies Circle; Cresswell’s Cafe; Fishguard Fire Station and Pembrokeshire County Council.

Round Table Llandeilo 778 Cows cart. (Facebook: Rain Slocombe)