Village pub has a smashing time despite a shortage of pianos

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The Crown Inn in Tingewick was still able to raise money for Willen Hospice despite a shortage of ‘victims’ for this year’s charity piano smash.

Two teams joined forces to destroy a single piano and reduce it to pieces small enough to pass through a small hole in a metal plate, raising £100 for Willen Hospice in the process.

Piano Smashing Competition'The Crown Inn, Tingewick'Buckinghamshire'August 2012 Video Stills only

Piano Smashing Competition'The Crown Inn, Tingewick'Buckinghamshire'August 2012 Video Stills only

Participants had to consume large jugs of beer to make the feat even more challenging.

Crown Inn landlady Jane Armstrong said: “It was a really good day.

“They pushed the piano along Main Street to the Crown Inn car park, where they smashed it up and put the pieces through a small hole.

“Normally we have two or three pianos, but it was still very good.

“We had a hog roast, and a bouncy castle and face painting for the children.”

The Crown Inn’s annual August bank holiday piano smash has been a fixture in Tingewick for many years.