Flipping good fun for all on Pancake Day

Pancake races at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich. Oscar Burton-Mudd, 8, celebrates winning

Pancake races at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich. Oscar Burton-Mudd, 8, celebrates winning one of the races.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

There was lots of pancake flipping fun as communities around the region celebrated Shrove Tuesday.

Pancake races at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Pancake races at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

In Norwich, children and clergymen took part in traditional pancake races at an event at Cathedral of St John the Baptist which was raising funds for children's charity Break and the GoGoHares.

Competition was fierce across all five races in the cathedral's gardens. Following a tight and twisty track around one of Break's chrome polished GoGoHares, competitors were tasked with flipping their pancakes four times around the course, before a dash to the finish line.

Father Henry Whisenant, a curate at the cathedral, took part in a two of the races, and he explained the significance of Pancake Day.

'It's a way of getting families together and to remind people on that deeper level that we are entering into Lent. It's not just about getting the chance to get rid of the clutter in your cupboards, but also to get rid of the clutter in your soul in preparation for this season of Easter.'

Pancake races at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Pancake races at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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In Lowestoft a flipping great time was had at the town's annual pancake race which saw a record number of teams armed with frying pans.

Twenty businesses and organisations took part in the Lowestoft Vision event and there was a fine turnout of onlookers cheering the teams on in London Road North. The event's mascot race saw Access Ant from Access Community Trust triumph for the third time and the main pancake race competition was won by first time entrants Drives 4 U.

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Over in Great Yarmouth, The Drill House played host to Pancake Day fun and games with an event called Fat Tuesday. As well as making pancakes, children could also take part in Total Crepe, a crazy pancake obstacle course.

There was also lots of fun at the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham where the Swaffham Lions held a Pancake Day event.

The mascot Lowestoft 2018 pancake race.Picture: Nick Butcher

The mascot Lowestoft 2018 pancake race.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Youngsters at Sheringham's Ladybird Pre-school Nursery put their frying pans skills to the test during a morning of activities. Ladybird committee member Karen Perrem said: 'It's a great British tradition and it raises some much-needed funds for Ladybird at the same time.'

Children at St Nicholas House School, in North Walsham, also enjoyed some early Pancake Day fun at the school last week.

Lowestoft 2018 pancake race.Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft 2018 pancake race.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft 2018 pancake race.Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft 2018 pancake race.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Pancake Day racing at the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham. Pictured are (L) Sarah Leggett and Sue Pert fr

Pancake Day racing at the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham. Pictured are (L) Sarah Leggett and Sue Pert from the Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice Support. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Pancake Day racing at the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt

Pancake Day racing at the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Pancake Day racing at the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt

Pancake Day racing at the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Dennis Talon having a flipping great time at the Swaffham Lions Pancake Day racing event. Picture: I

Dennis Talon having a flipping great time at the Swaffham Lions Pancake Day racing event. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Ladybird Pre-School Nursery pancake races in Sheringham.Photo: Karen Bethell

Ladybird Pre-School Nursery pancake races in Sheringham.Photo: Karen Bethell - Credit: Karen Bethell

Ladybird Pre-School Nursery pancake races in Sheringham.Photo: Karen Bethell

Ladybird Pre-School Nursery pancake races in Sheringham.Photo: Karen Bethell - Credit: Karen Bethell

Children at St Nicholas House School, in North Walsham, enjoyed some early Pancake Day fun at the sc

Children at St Nicholas House School, in North Walsham, enjoyed some early Pancake Day fun at the school last week.Photo: supplied by St Nicholas House School - Credit: supplied by St Nicholas House School

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