By Jonathan White
Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy a Nantwich village tradition at the annual Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes.

The event, organised by Wybunbury Tower Preservation Trust, dates back at least 200 years.

Participants roll their fig pies down the main village road to see which pie can travel the furthest.

And with a range of age categories all competing, there were plenty of races for onlookers to enjoy.

The pies, made from a special recipe, were rolled from the Swan Inn pub down Main Road.

View from Wybunbury TowerThere were separate race categories for 10 and under, 16 and under, and adults.

Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson rolled the first fig pie to get the event underway.

The 10 and under race was won by Daniel McKenna, with an impressive 54 metres.

In the 16 and under race, Joe Wright triumphed by rolling his for 50 metres.

And the adult race was won by Mike Guilliard with an amazing 113 metres.

Wybunbury’s famous leaning church tower was open to the public, and there were stalls including a tombola, hook a duck and a lucky dip, a prize draw, plant sale, The Earl of Stamford Morris dancers, Mind The Step Appalachian dancers, and refreshments.

The Swan Inn and the Red Lion pubs sold refreshments and had steam traction engines on display.

There was also an art exhibition in the village hall.

Proceeds from the event are split between local organisations – the Wybunbury Tower Preservation Trust, Wybunbury Village Hall, Wybunbury Delves Primary School, Wybunbury Women’s Institute, St Chad’s Church, Wybunbury Scout group and Wybunbury Old Churchyard Society.

View Jonathan White’s full picture gallery from the event, below

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