Buckingham’s pancake race event sees biggest ever turnout

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A multitude of people gathered once more to take part in this year’s annual pancake race day in Buckingham.

The cheerful event was organized by Buckingham Town council. 

It was held on Friday 17th February 2023 at 11am on the green outside St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Church. There were multiple races for kids and adults to enter.  

Over 80 people participated in the event. The crowd cheered on as participants raced across the green grass of the church in their aprons, head scarf and frying pans with pancakes in them. 

At the end of the event Chocolate coins, trophies and certificates were handed out to the winners of each category. 

The Under 5 race was won by Wilf Richmond-Watson, followed by Orla in second place and Elizabeth third 

In the Age 6-11 race, Tyrese came first, with runner-up Jasper Snell and Elsie Stewart third. 

The Age 12-16 race was won by Ted Snell, with Anna second and Fiona in third place. 

For the adult race the winner was Robert Snell, with Ian Tichener in second place and Tony Lee third. 

An amazing nine teams entered the relay race, and the winners were the Destroyers, made up of four children’s race contestants who streaked ahead of the adult and mixed teams to win the race. Second were Middlefield, and Buckingham Blues came third. 

Alongside the races, Buckingham Town Council held a pop-up Art in the Market stall, with free art materials available for adults and children to sit down and have a go at getting creative. 

The Buckingham Area Rural Transport also known as BART were also at attendance to show the community the Bart Bus and new disabled car, Bernadette. The coordinator was on-site to talk about each vehicle, and suggested dates and pricing for suggested hire! 


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