Great Britain is full of weird and wonderful customs and traditions. Take the Palnackie World Flounder Tramping Championships. Or the Oasby Baboon Night. Or Whittlesey’s Straw Bear Festival. Then there’s the Holborn Blessing the Throats Event.


For the past few years, my chum Averil has been researching these events then attending, filming, photographing and reviewing them for her website Calendar Customs.

Over tea and biscuits this afternoon she told me of an event she attended last weekend,  the Stacksteads World Gravy Wrestling Championships.

gravy wrestling

Calendar Customs is far from complete. It’s a work in progress and Averil will be visiting events up to 2020.  It’s still worth checking out now.