Covid cancelled last year’s World Black Pudding Throwing Championship, but now it’s back
The town of Ramsbottom in Manchester has hosted the World Championships for Black Pudding Throwing since 1984 — but the tradition itself supposedly dates back to the War of the Roses. As the Lancashire Telegraph explained in 2018:
Black pudding throwing is said to date back to the War of the Roses, where legend has it that during the final battle in Stubbins, the troops ran out of ammunition and resorted to throwing food at each other.
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September 15, 2021 at 09:04AM