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Annual Pancake Race in Olney, Buckinghamshire, Tuesday 21st February 1950

Annual Pancake Race in Olney, Buckinghamshire, Tuesday 21st February 1950


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Annual Pancake Race in Olney, Buckinghamshire, Tuesday 21st February 1950

Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
United Kingdom

Media ID 21330695

© Mirrorpix

1950 Annual Culture Customs Events Facial Expressions Flipping Frying Pan Pancake Day Pancake Race Pancakes Race Racing Shrove Tuesday Tossing


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Step back in time to the lively and laughter-filled streets of Olney, Buckinghamshire on Tuesday 21st February 1950. This print captures the essence of a cherished annual tradition - the Annual Pancake Race. As women from all walks of life gather together, their faces beaming with excitement and determination, it is clear that this event holds great significance within the community. Clutching their frying pans tightly, these spirited participants are ready to showcase their pancake flipping skills in a race like no other. The atmosphere is filled with joy and camaraderie as spectators cheer on their favorite contenders. The air is thick with anticipation as pancakes soar through the sky, skillfully tossed by these talented racers. With each flip and catch, they demonstrate not only agility but also an unwavering commitment to upholding age-old traditions. Shrove Tuesday has always been synonymous with indulging in delicious pancakes before entering into a period of fasting for Lent. However, here in Olney, it takes on an extra special meaning as women take center stage in this thrilling race. This remarkable photograph serves as a testament to the power of culture and customs that bring communities together across generations. It reminds us that amidst our busy lives, there are timeless traditions worth preserving – ones that ignite smiles and create lasting memories.

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