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The Olney Pancake Race: Flippin' great fun in the long runnning tradition
The Olney Pancake Race: Flippin' great fun in the long runnning tradition
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The original, world famous pancake race will be run again this Tuesday in Olney.

The race was first run in 1445, at a time when pancakes were a popular dish that received royal favour. Over the centuries, the race has lapsed on more than a few occasions, but never for long enough to be forgotten.

It even took place during the unsettled times of the War of the Roses!

This year will be the 65th time the race has been run by the women-folk in the town since the Second World War.

Wednesday’s event will begin in the High Street at 11.55am and, of course, pancakes will be served to the well-wishers turning out to support the tradition.

And, if you are going to be making pancakes at home, remember they are never better than with a squirt of lemon and a light sprinkling of the sugary stuff!