Pancake racers flat out for fun

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Banburyshire communities pulled out all the stops as they celebrated Shrove Tuesday with lots of pancake racing – and eating.

In Chipping Warden young and old joined in the festivities held at the village church, which included a coffee morning as well as several pancake races for a variety of ages. In total about 100 pancakes were made – and eaten – with pupils from Chipping Warden School and the Reverend, Brian Fairbank among those taking part. Pupils at Carrdus School in Overthorpe Hall were also busy racing while aiming to keep the pancakes in the air.

Chipping Warden pancake race: Nyla Meecham (7) in the centre and classmates.  Pic by Lucy Ford
Chipping Warden pancake race: Nyla Meecham (7) in the centre and classmates. Pic by Lucy Ford

Meanwhile, residents and staff at Lake House care home in Adderbury marked the occasion with pancake races and a range of other events.

Youngsters at Winchcombe Farm Day Nursery in Upper Tysoe were also having a flipping good time while learning about the origins of Shrove Tuesday.

Both toddlers and preschoolers took part in the race, with all participants receiving a certificate. For more of your submitted Pancake Day pictures and videos, visit www.banburyguardian.co.uk.

 

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