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Pancake Dashing

Start Date:
21/02/2012
End Date:
21/02/2012
Location
Market Place, Olnly
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ
+44 01908 711679
21 February 2012 (Shrove Tuesday), Olney, Buckinghamshire
The unique Olney Pancake Race literally stops traffic as, once a year, energetic local ladies in traditional housewife attire (including skirt, apron and scarf), run through the streets of Olney. The 415-yard dash is started by the church warden at 11.55am prompt using a large bronze ‘Pancake Bell.’ Pancakes are tossed at the start of the race and the winner is required to toss her pancake again at the finish. The race has been run since around 1445 and since 1950, the contest has been an international event between Olney and the town of Liberal, Kansas in America. The race is run on a timed basis and the winner is declared after times are compared during a transatlantic telephone call.
www.visitbuckinghamshire.org/events/olney-pancake-race-p692671


 
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