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Mighty Mouse Racing
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

April 1, 2007: No, not an April Fool, but the real thing! Live mice, racing in The George Hotel, and all in aid of Carnival Funds. A mighty fun evening too, with all credit going to Roger Bunker who organised things. He told us that he'd spent many sleeplees nights worrying about people not turning up! He needn't have because well over 100 packed the rear dining room and bar to watch, and play the Tote, as randomly selected mice from several tank-fulls were pitted against obstacles ranging from toilet rolls to five bar gates as they traversed a 2 metre course. Six mice raced in each event, although 'raced' is hardly the word as motivation and a sense of direction were frequently lacking in these far from pedigree animals. It brought the crowd to its feet more than once of course, which was at least half the battle. Andrew Varney auctioned the mice in each race to raise even more funds. More Pictures here.



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