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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's oldest pancake race

Schoolchildren line up for the oldest pancake race in the country Credit: Russell Hookey / ITV Anglia

Britain's oldest pancake race is being held in Olney near Milton Keynes.

The race dates back to 1445 and it's believed it all began with a woman who was late for the Shriving service at Olney Parish Church.

The main race happens shortly before noon but children's races are held during the morning.

Taking part in the world oldest pancake races at Olney near Milton Keynes Credit: Russell Hookey / ITV Anglia

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