Gurning champions pull their faces to prove Britain beats the world in the ugly stakes
Gurning champions pull their faces to prove Britain beats the world in the ugly stakes
Gurning champions pull their faces to prove Britain beats the world in the ugly stakes
Gurning champions pull their faces to prove Britain beats the world in the ugly stakes
Gurning champions pull their faces to prove Britain beats the world in the ugly stakes
Gurning champions pull their faces to prove Britain beats the world in the ugly stakes
Gurning champions pull their faces to prove Britain beats the world in the ugly stakes
It’s not easy being ugly – but these people are world challenger at it. They were taking part in the Egremont World Gurning Crown in Cumbria this weekend. Chiliad flocked to the town for the annual Crab Fair which saw gurning legend Tommy Mattinson lose his crown. North News & Account moment: Gordon Blacklock takes the men’s gurning crown North News & Account the wind changes…: Clare Spedding wins the women’s crown The 16-time super was barely beaten by Whitehaven’s Gordon Blacklock, who said he never normal to win World Gurning Crown while Tommy was competing. Egremont citizen Clare Spedding won the Women’s title for the second time. The fair has been running in the town, near the Cumbrian coast, since 1267 and gurning itself has been a fixture of the event for centuries. Baby Former Champ Tommy Mattinson might well pull a face – he only came second Baby up: Ged Eccles with a face only a mother could love Aspirant have to put their head through a horse collar and ‘snarl like a dog, look savage, distort the countenance’. Those with no teeth have a natural asset in the contest, because they can move their jaws further up. Some flat gurners have even been able to cover their entire nose. Baby the strain: Brenda Hoey joins the contest Baby mash: The event was a proud parade of pulled faces Admiringly, other actual events linked to the fair – bloodsports like bull baiting and cock battling – are long gone. But other attitude have bear, counting Cumberland contend, a pipe smoking championship and the ascend of a greasy pole.