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Pancake Day in Olney – a bit of history

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Pancake Day in Olney – a bit of history

Pancake Day
Pancake Day

So much going on in Olney this morning!  You’ll have such a memorable experience.

Come inside the museum to warm up and to learn about 18th century life in Olney, interpreted beautifully with Heritage Lottery funding. See our Georgian ladies and gentlemen taking in the beneficial Olney morning air as we promenade around the Market Place!

The Olney Pancake Race dates back more than five hundred years. The course is run from the Market Place to the Church at 11.55 a.m.  Participants, housewives or young ladies of the town, must have lived in Olney for at least 3 months and be at least 18 years old. Wearing the traditional costume of a housewife, including a skirt, apron and head covering, runners must of course carry a frying pan containing a pancake. The winner is greeted by the verger with the traditional kiss of peace.

Find out more about the bell that starts the race and other Pancake Day facts here

Usual museum admission charge and opening hours apply

Pancake Day in Olney – a bit of history


February 25
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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