The Pram Race
Saturday 2nd July, 11am (Civic Centre)
This year sees another revival of an old popular British tradition of the 70’s and 80’s: the Pram Race. This fun race, involving a ‘baby’ being pushed by her (or his) ‘mum’ in a ‘pram’, in fancy dress, around the streets of Welwyn Village, will start and finish at the Civic Centre on Saturday 2nd July with a start time of 11 am.
The twist is that no children are involved though a lot of childish behaviour is likely to be taking place!
This is not for the faint-hearted or those lacking a sense of humour. Grown-up men dressed as mothers/nurses and babies, and grown-up women dressed as fathers and babies will be pushing each other in make-shift vehicles which range from the sublime to the ridiculous. The participants’ task is made even more challenging by an obligatory stop in each watering hole (pubs) of Welwyn, where they have to drink half a pint of beer.
“I have never seen anything as hilarious in the many years of Welwyn Festivals I attended”, commented a villager.
You can enter by signing up in your chosen public house. Alternatively, you can watch this carnival-esque parade on any part of the race course from 11am.
Proposed circular route from Civic Centre via Mill Lane, Church Street, High Street, back to Prospect Place.