Westward Ho! Potwalloping Festival – A unique event which dates back to the nineteenth century, Westward Ho’s Potwalloping Festival takes place in May (26th to 28th May in 2012). Now in its 9th year since dying out due to lack of interest, the event in Westward Ho!, Devon is now run by the Lions organization. The event involves local people flinging pebbles and stones back into the sea after they have been washed up by winter storms and bad weather, this is to renew and protect the geological structure of the “pebble ridge”, without this ridge the ocean could wash over Northam Burrows and sweep much of it away. There is of course cider drinking a much merriment to go with the festival and a good time is had by all. Westward Ho! is a coastal town and resort which is close to Appledore, Northam and Bideford in North Devon.
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