The World Pooh Sticks Championships will be held on Sunday 29 March at Day’s Lock close to Dorchester-on-Thames.
The annual event used to be held in January but in 1997 the Thames froze over.
The custom was started in 1984 by lock keeper Lynn David. He often saw walkers dropping twigs into the water and thought of Winnie the Pooh who did the same although in Sussex.
Lynn soon decided that an event would be both enjoyable and a way of raising funds for the RNLI.
The Rotary Club of Sinodun is now in charge and this year’s championships start at 11am with the last entry at 1.30pm.
Family races are at noon.
See page 152 to 154.