Photo Special: Pimp My Barrow 2013!

The Tab picks out the best of the barrows!

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On a lovely afternoon in May, hundreds of students descend on the square for the premier social event of the year – Pimp My Barrow!

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Pimp My Barrow is a massive charity event held each year at UEA where teams compete with a ‘pimped’ barrow and a theme. This year the event started at 3:00PM (with teams arriving from 1:30) and the competitors headed out in three waves to visit some of Norwich’s finest pubs. Later on in the day there will be a barrow race at Eaton Park, before everyone de-barrows and heads back to the LCR in the evening for one of the biggest Saturdays of the year. The turnout this year was fantastic and every team put a huge amount of effort into their costumes and barrows – the Campus Kitchen held a BBQ outside and the weather was ideal. The Tab went to the square this afternoon to watch the event unfold and here is a selection of our favourite teams:

Classic army theme, particularly well done here

Classic army theme, particularly well done here

Thunderbirds are go!

Thunderbirds are go!

Dr Who, with an incredibly convincing David Tennant

Dr Who, with an incredibly convincing David Tennant

A colourful, circus-themed barrow

A colourful, circus-themed barrow

Call me maybe?

Call me maybe?

The great train robbery!

The great train robbery!

Even the Pope visited to take part

Even the Pope visited to take part

Changing of the guard

Changing of the guard

Hello sailor!

Hello sailor!

Looks like there's been a breakout!

Looks like there’s been a breakout!

Good thing the cops are on hand!

Good thing the cops are on hand!

An ingenious usage of the barrow

An ingenious usage of the barrow

Bit of a racey theme here

Bit of a racey theme here

Yes, there is genuine smoke - good effort chaps!

Yes, there is genuine smoke – good effort chaps!

And they're off!

And they’re off!

If you missed out on this then fear not – Pimp My Barrow will return next year for more barrow pimping, pub visiting, and LCR going action. Well done to everyone who took part this year, the barrows were brilliant!