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Video: Strawberry pickers at Wilkin and Sons farm in Tiptree dress as characters from Alice in Wonderland for annual race

Catherine Crowe, dressed as Alice, races to pick as many Little Scarlet strawberries in one hour during Wilkin and Son's Mad Hatter's themed Strawberry Race in Tiptree on Thursday, 19 June.

Catherine Crowe, dressed as Alice, races to pick as many Little Scarlet strawberries in one hour during Wilkin and Son's Mad Hatter's themed Strawberry Race in Tiptree on Thursday, 19 June.

Strawberry pickers in fancy dress raced to collect as much miniature fruit as possible in just one hour.

White Rabbit Leanne Robinson and Mad Hatter Alison Simons race to pick as many Little Scarlet strawberries in one hour during Wilkin and Son's Mad Hatter's themed Strawberry Race in Tiptree on Thursday, 19 June.White Rabbit Leanne Robinson and Mad Hatter Alison Simons race to pick as many Little Scarlet strawberries in one hour during Wilkin and Son's Mad Hatter's themed Strawberry Race in Tiptree on Thursday, 19 June.

This year’s Tiptree Strawberry Race at the Wilkin and Sons farm had an Alice in Wonderland theme with people dressed as everyone from Alice and the Mad Hatter to the Queen of Hearts.

Pickers including local residents, regular seasonal workers and even some entrants from overseas, all rushed to collect as many Little Scarlet strawberries as they could within the 60 minutes.

After the event this morning all those taking part enjoyed a Hatter’s tea.

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