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Sandcastles hit by tide of destruction

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A sandcastle contest organised by the RIBA as part of a local Love Architecture Festival in Grimsby lost its competitive edge, with all entrants declared winners, after encroaching tides threatened to wash away the architectural creations.

Among the structures created on Cleethorpes beach were castles, a shark, and a loaf of Hovis bread, but by the end of the contest just four sandcastles were left standing.

Speaking to the local press, organiser Rachel Hunnybun of the Humberside Society of Architects, said: ‘We decided that judging was almost impossible, and unfair to those who lost their hard work to the sea, so prizes were handed out to everyone and we agreed that everyone was a winner.’


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