Dozens of rubber ducks appear on flooded West Wickham rugby pitch for bath time

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It could well be bath time in West Wickham as a quackers individual has let dozens of rubber ducks loose on a flooded rugby pitch.

Sparrows Den playing fields on Addington Road have been submerged since last month’s heavy rain and an unknown character has put a humorous spin on the newly-formed lake.

It is thought the plastic birds moved in at the start of the weekend, with a large mummy duck taking care of an estimated 100 chicks.

Damian Cassidy, 34, whose girlfriend used to work in the area, stopped his morning cycle ride to photograph the scene today (March 10).

He said: “I think it’s a nice touch – it’s nice someone’s seen the lighter side. They can’t be playing much rugby at the moment.”

While an 81-year-old resident from nearby Woodland Way, who asked not to be named, said the ducks added a “rural” charm but was still concerned about the flooding.

He said: “It’s nice to see them swimming around – they add some character to the lake.”

But added: “I’ve lived here over 80 years and I’ve never seen anything like it. I hope it drains away.”

Do you know who’s behind the ducks? Email joshua.barrie@london.newsquest.co.uk

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10:06am Tue 11 Mar 14

highway warrior says...

Never seen anything like this???

What except for a few years ago when the Thames Water main burst and they held a regatta on the lake instead of rugby....
Never seen anything like this??? What except for a few years ago when the Thames Water main burst and they held a regatta on the lake instead of rugby.... highway warrior
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12:34pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Bimembris says...

highway warrior wrote:
Never seen anything like this??? What except for a few years ago when the Thames Water main burst and they held a regatta on the lake instead of rugby....
Sparrows Den ws flooded a few years back, which was apparently down to an underground spa and lasted for months. So how the 81 year old resident missed that I dont know!
[quote][p][bold]highway warrior[/bold] wrote: Never seen anything like this??? What except for a few years ago when the Thames Water main burst and they held a regatta on the lake instead of rugby....[/p][/quote]Sparrows Den ws flooded a few years back, which was apparently down to an underground spa and lasted for months. So how the 81 year old resident missed that I dont know! Bimembris
  • Score: 2

2:52pm Tue 11 Mar 14

bnorther says...

TBF - The "I've never seen anything like it" could refer to the 100's of rubber ducks.
TBF - The "I've never seen anything like it" could refer to the 100's of rubber ducks. bnorther
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