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Canoe race celebrates 60th year
Canoeists
The race takes place on Good Friday every year
An annual canoe race from Devizes in Wiltshire to Westminster in London celebrates its 60th year this week.

The 125-mile challenge was originally started by four scouts in 1948 and has since become a gruelling fitness test.

A photographic display marking the event's six decades is being held at Devizes tourist information centre until Friday.

Pictures of Dauntsey School's canoe teams, which has participated for nearly 20 years, will be on display.

Devizes scout commissioner Keith Bennett said "[The race] takes place every year on Good Friday and still inspires canoeists to take part.

"The scouts are still actively involved in the Devizes to Westminster and have been for the last 18 years."



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