Villagers hold pancake races

Blagdon children enjoying their pancakes at the Village Club.

Blagdon children enjoying their pancakes at the Village Club. - Credit: Archant

Hungry children took part in pancake-flipping races at a feast organised by a Blagdon church.

Blagdon children enjoying their pancakes at the Village Club.

Blagdon children enjoying their pancakes at the Village Club. - Credit: Archant

St Andrew's Church invited families in to celebrate Shrove Tuesday by tucking into some freshly cooked pancakes.

Volunteers cooked up batches of pancakes and youngsters chose from a variety of sweet fillings.

The church also put on pancake relay races for the children.

St Andrew's Church puts on the event every year for families in the village.


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Organiser Trish Murphy said: "We normally make up about 300 pancakes, but we didn't have as many people this year.

"We don't run it as a fundraiser, we just do it as a fun activity for the children because it's been running in the village for so long."

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