VIDEO: Barrels of fun at the Geddington Trundle

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People lined the streets of Geddington as superheroes, firemen and men in drag pushed a beer barrel through Geddington.

This was, of course, the annual Geddington Trundle, where teams push an empty beer barrel around a mile-long obstacle.

People take part in the annual GeddingtonTrundle Beer Festival at the village's Star Inn.

People take part in the annual GeddingtonTrundle Beer Festival at the village's Star Inn.

Five teams competed in the event on Sunday, September 8, with the majority of participants in fancy dress.

The event, which has been held every year since 2001, was set up in acknowledgement of an old tradition in the village, whereby a farmer would push a beer barrel up the hill to his workers in the farm at the end of the harvest.

It is organised by the Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade (GVFB), and Andrew Hammond, commanding officer of the GVFB, said he was delighted with the turnout.

Teams set off from in front of the Eleanor Cross at midday and pushed, and dragged, the barrel across the course – which even took them through the ford in the village.

Teams had to pick up a boiled egg as they crossed the ford and carry it with them around the course, without breaking it. If the teams broke it, they faced a time penalty.

Crowds of spectators cheered the teams on as they raced around the village.

The crowds also got to enjoy a selection of local ales, as the Star Inn pub, in Bridge Street, also held a mini beer festival.

A number of local ales were on offer at the bar throughout the day and live bands performed into the evening.

Funds raised from the event go towards the village’s senior citizens’ dinner, which is arranged by the brigade,

To see some of the action from the event, watch the video above.