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Pancake Day in the Anglia region

Shrove Tuesday is the day before the start of Lent in the Christian calendar when traditional pancakes are made. The Anglia region is home to the world's oldest pancake race.

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World record run at historic pancake race

Pancakes are thought to have originated as a way of using up ingredients before Lent but did you know the idea of a pancake race is said to have its roots in our region.

At Olney near Milton Keynes they've been holding them since the 1400s. Boys and girls up to the age of 17 can take part but after that the rules only allow women to compete... and they must have lived locally for at least three months.

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