ancient tradition of the pancake
races is to be revived in Ross-on-Wye this year. On
16th of February various races will be held in Broad Street
and will cost £1 each to enter to help cover costs, any
profit will be donated to a local charity.
dadís, under-fives, children, teenagers, work colleagues,
social groups, play groups etc. can take part and there
will be a special prize for the best dressed apron!
event is being organized by the Association of Ross Traders
(A.R.T.) in conjunction with Ross in Bloom. The event last
took place here in the late 1970s, so this event is another
sign of the growing community activities in Ross-on-Wye.
The races will take place between 10:00am - 12:00am on Shrove
Tuesday, 16th February (Half Term week).
you would like to enter the race as an individual or with
friends contact: Caroline.Utting@homecall.co.uk.
Prizes for the winners will be donated by the retailers
also the Wyenot Blog.
England and many other countries, Shrove Tuesday is observed
by celebratory eating of rich foods made with eggs, sugar
and butter, such as pancakes. Making and eating this type
of food was considered a last feast before Lent, the pancake
race is traditionally part of the celebration before the
more sombre fasting, so come along and enjoy the fun and
make this day to remember.