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The First Worm War

2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. A lesser known fact is that it also marks a significant anniversary of a significant global battle which took place underground - the First Worm War.

To commemorate this great Lumbricus terrestris conflict, the theme for this year's Wormcharming event - which takes place on 4th May - will be "the First Worm War". So dig out the combat gear for the fancy dress competition and plan how to make use of battleground equipment to lure those worms out of the ground. There will be prizes for both fancy dress and the best worming contraption again this year.

But remember the rules - the digging of trenches in the secret field will not be permitted!

Music festival

Although the full programme of music has yet to be finalised we can confirm that a one group who made a first and extremely popular appearance last year - Crooked Tempo - will be participating again this year. For those who missed them in 2013, Crooked Tempo are a twenty-five piece samba band. They make lots of noise and really get the crowd jigging.

Dog show

Details of the hugely popular Wormcharming dog show are now available. There are classes for waggiest tail dog, scruffy dog, appealing eyed dog, best handled dog and many more. Click here to see the full details.

Wormcharming memorabilia wanted

As well as informing you about this year's event, we plan to build up an archive of the history of Wormcharming in Blackawton. If you have photos, videos, stories or details of past winning teams please contact the Web (not Worm) Master to add them to the site.


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