Thursday, September 24, 2009

World Gurning Champion 2009

Gordon Blacklock has been crowned the winner of the annual World Gurning Championships.

Mr Blacklock, who lives in the village of Egremont - where the event took place - had been taking part for 13 years before winning.

Former champion and record-holder Tommy Mattinson was unable to take part this year. The event dates back in 1297 at the Egremont Crab Apple Fair.

The apples there were so bitter that people would pull faces and gurning was born.

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