Monday 18 November 2019

Teams battle for Custard Pie title

Competitor Paul Humphries takes part in the World Custard Pie Championships at Coxheath Village Hall in Kent
Competitor Paul Humphries takes part in the World Custard Pie Championships at Coxheath Village Hall in Kent

The World Custard Pie Championship has taken place with teams from across the world, and many in fancy dress, battling it out for the title.

The event in Coxheath, near Maidstone, Kent, started in 1967 and teams get the maximum six points for throwing a pie - made of flour and water and not custard - into their opponents' faces.

Judges can also award points for the most original and amusing throwing techniques.

The championships were original devised by local councillor Mike FitzGerald to help raise funds to build a village hall and the idea was inspired by a Charlie Chaplin comedy.

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