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Cockermouth Annual Charity Lorry Pull

Photos from the 2004 lorry pull :

Cockermouth's annual lorry pull drew a large crowd on Sunday August 28 2004 as eight teams took it in turns to haul a nine-tonne Lawsons Haulage truck 112 yards along the town's Main Street.

The popular event, organised by Lawson's Haulage of Cockermouth, was a trial of strength and a triumph of fundraising.

It is expected to pull in some 4,000 for Cockermouth Multiple Sclerosis Society and for Dearham Town Band, which is raising funds to visit the United States.

The winning team, from Corus Steel in Workington, achieved the gruelling challenge in an impressive 36.25 seconds.

Lawson's accounts manager, Jacqui White, said: "The winning team did it in 34 seconds last year but there was no wind then. This time they were up against a head wind, so 36 seconds is a good time."

Last year's lorry pull raised 4,000 for West Cumberland Hospital's Palliative Care Unit, which looks after terminally ill patients.