Take a Bow – Quackerine of Aragon

Duck Decorators Victoria and Susan with Quackerine of Aragon Duck Decorators Victoria and Susan with Quackerine of Aragon

Here’s  the Maids Head Hotel’s 2019 entry for Break‘s Grand Norwich Duck Race, which takes place on Sunday 25 August on the River Wensum between St George’s Bridge and Fye Bridge.

‘Quackerine of Aragon’ celebrates the visit to the Maids Head in 1520 of Catherine of Aaragon, Henry VIII first wife. The duck was designed and painted by talented staff members, Susan and Victoria.

Race timings

2.00pm Individual Mini Duck Race

3,000 little ducks will head to the finish line.

2.30pm Large Painted Duck Race

Large decorated ducks, including ‘Quakerine of Aragon’ take to the water to compete to win the Grand Norwich Duck Race Trophy.

After the race, the Maids Head will host the auction of the large painted ducks on the evening of Thursday 5 September.

Break is the Maids Head Hotel’s charity of the year 2019. Break makes life better for vulnerable young people in East Anglia. The charity believes that every child and young person needs a home where they feel safe and loved, so they can grow in confidence and look to the future with hope. Break’s vision is to ensure children, young people and families reach their full potential and shape their own future in a safe and creative environment.

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