Pipe Smoking

The 2014 British Pipe Smoking Championship took place in a spacious marquee at the Newark Showgrounds, Nottinghamshire on Sunday 13th July, ensuring that the World Cup wouldn’t be the only trophy being lifted on that day.

Attended by a welcoming bunch of pipe enthusiasts the annual competition has a feeling of friendly rivalry with catching up with old friends and perusing the stalls packed with pipes, tobacco and other pipe-related paraphernalia possibly higher on most peoples agendas than actually being crowned the British Pipe Smoking Champion.

This series of portraits gives a small glimpse of the people involved in this niche sport.