Pancake Race!

Historic Olney Town pancake fun!

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Today our local town, Olney, held the famous Olney Pancake Race which dates back more than five hundred years! Competitors must wear the traditional costume of a housewife, including a skirt, apron and head covering. They must of course carry a frying pan containing a pancake. The winner, on crossing the line, must toss her pancake and she is then greeted by the verger with the traditional kiss of peace.

This year Melon worked with the event sponsor Francis Jackson Homes to create the graphics in support of the race, which included t-shirts, posters, adverts and the start and finish sign (of course!) There was added excitement this year as the event was attended by Blue Peter presenter Joel, who tried to take part in the race dressed as a lady! (But he didn't win).