The Shrovetide Fair and Pancake Toss has always been held in Lichfield’s Bore Street come rain or shine, every year at noon. Finally, this year we were are able to make it as the event coincided with half term. So we met up a few friends along with their children to watch the race.
We didn’t take part as we arrived too late to enter the race but nevertheless, we had fun watching the race. It was my first time and also for my children. They were even more thrilled to see one of their best friends enter the race.
Bore Street was packed with people all eager to enjoy the traditional pancake races. There are five categories races: men, women, mascots, children 6 – 8 years old and children 9 – 12 years old.
We had watched half of the races before the children wanted to have their lunch! It is only now after today that I know that once the town crier opens the Shrovetide fair in Market Square, youngsters are able to claim their first fairground ride for free! I will have to remember for next time!
Anyway, it was a great experience for my children and my son said that he would like to enter the race next year!
In the meantime, I have made some weird pancakes to enter a #PancakeDay competition! Fingers crossed! I have used food colouring by adding it into the pancake mixture and decorated the pancakes with fruits! They do look pretty with its bright colour! And the kids love it!