In pictures: Flippers brave gale for Chipping Warden pancake day races

Chipping Warden pancake races. Children's race. NNL-180213-131642009
Chipping Warden pancake races. Children's race. NNL-180213-131642009

Wet, windy and cold weather did not dampen the spirits of Chipping Warden folk who turned out for the village’s traditional pancake day races this morning (Tuesday, February 13).

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Organised for some 30 years by Barbara Bartlett, the races were preceded by coffee – and pancakes – in St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church before the competitions began.

“It was half term this Shrove Tuesday and we had a lot of mums, dads, grandparents and children this year,” she said.

“Even the vicar, Rev Brian Fairbank, took a frying pan and pancake and joined the men’s race. He came third and got a Kit Kat.”

Mrs Bartlett had made 120 pancakes for the event which raised £200 for church funds.

The ladies’ winner received a frying pan while the children’s and men’s race winners were given an Easter Egg.

All photos by Jake McNulty.

*Click the link above to view a gallery of photos from the day*