VIDEO: Thousands of spectators flock to Geddington’s war of the hoses

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Thousands of people flocked to the Geddington Squirt, the annual charity war of the hoses between firefighters.

The fundraising event on Boxing Day saw the village’s volunteer fire crew take on a team from Burton Latimer and Kettering.

Thousands of spectators enjoyed the fun at Geddington Squirt

Thousands of spectators enjoyed the fun at Geddington Squirt

After an inspection by Kettering mayor Keli Watts, the teams battled it out as water was pumped from the River Ise and sprayed at high pressure at a barrel suspended in the air on a zip wire above the ford.

The aim of the contest is to use water to push the barrel towards the riverbank.

The crowds cheered as Geddington’s volunteer brigade won the competition 3-2.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Fire Fighters Charity.

Northamptonshire’s chief fire officer Martin Emberson said: “Geddington’s Volunteer Fire Brigade is a great community group which works hard to support charity.

“The Boxing Day squirt is a really popular event which is now part of the Christmas tradition.”