THE RUFFORTH RUN

Join us as we celebrate West Lancashire's
unique and little known place in history.
We were the first English folks to plant the potato.
15 years before Sir Walter Raleigh presented the humble potato
to Queen Elizabeth 1st, we'd already filled our boot's with pratos!


NEXT RUFFORTH RUN MAY 20th 2023
THE ODE TO THE RUFFORD
CONGRATULATIONS TO TED MIDDLEHURST
FOR BEING THE FIRST NAME TO BE ADDED
TO THE TOP PRATER TROPHY.

WHAT AN INCREDIBILE PRATER EATING EFFORT IT WAS TO BEHOLD!
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THE INNAUGURAL RUFFORTH RUN

Itinerary

 21st and 22nd MAY 2022

We meet on the LION car park at 10am on Saturday in all manner of vintage vehicles.

After a lot of bonnet stroking we partake in a hearty breakfast.

Then in high spirits we set off in procession to Fiddlers Farm in Rufford.

Here we receive the first potato of England,

the Mighty Rufford New Potato.

Pratos will be presented by our May Queens

to each vehicle driver,

who will then carry their precious cargo back to the RED LION.

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On arriving at the LION the Ruffords will be

prepared, boiled and slathered in butter.

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The ODE to the RUFFORD shall be read.

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THE TOP PRATO TROPHY

She/He who eats the most pratos in the allotted 30 seconds

shall be crowned TOP PRATO of 2022

Their name will be added to the noble Top Prato Trophy.

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After much merriment 

The SYMBOLICS will play two sets of fabulous music

with a drizzle of country sauce.

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SUNDAY

An afternoon performance by the amazing singer songwriter

SEAMUS McLoughlin.

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Late Afternoon and Evening

THE HELEN MAY BLUES EXPERIENCE

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It's going to be a beltin' weekend.

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR FOLKS