Aaaah, the Junkaloo! It’s over. Almost a whole 9 days worth of planning went into it and by God, it showed. We had Morrismen, extreme unicyclists, a zoo roadshow, plenty of fab Suffolk food & drink producers, Aspall mulled cyder and apple bobbing. The Dogs-that-look-like-their-Owners competition provided welcome respite in the face of all that entertainment.
And then the highlight of the event & the reason so many people were there – the World Pickled Egg Championships. Eggs had wung their way to us from all four corners of the Suffolk (plus one from Florida and one from Poland no less). Giving us an impressive 21 entries!!
Judging this year were the Downright Honourable Wayne Bavin of Town 102 fame, Henry Chevallier of Aspall, Rebecca Smithers from The Grauniad AND Ben Gummer. And after much cogitation blah blah blah the winner was announced – Mr Ollie Farrar of Ipswich no less! Hurrah!!! – with the impressive Khmer Soused Duck & Quail Egg. And then the music came and we all got drunk. The End.