Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Livery Pancake Races Guildhall Tuesday 12th February
All assembled in Guildhall Yard on a very cold winter’s morning, I was accompanied by Liverymen Leslie Wilson and Annie Brooks. Senior Warden Michael Harrison, Court Assistants John Hooper and David Williams, and Freeman Utz Reiff were also there among others to cheer me on.
The Pancake Races, brilliantly organised by the Poulters’ Company, have become a regular and well attended fun event in the City programme – run over the years in (and despite) all weathers. With a welcome hot mug of Carrot and Coriander soup in the Crypt to revive us all from the terrible chill outside, we reflected on the sheer eccentricity of the event and the fun. An excellent lunch followed, and the just desserts were of course – pancakes.
As souvenirs of the event we came away with commemorative mugs and aprons – but sorry, no engraved copper frying pan this year.