Windsor and Eton’s Flippin’ Pancake Challenge and Changing of the Guard, Windsor

On a very wet, cold and soggy Shrove Tuesday we headed into Windsor, determined that the weather would not spoil our morning out. Once we’d parked we headed to Windsor Royal Station and watched the participants for the Windsor and Eton Flippin’ Pancake Challenge arriving and having photographs in their fancy dress. It was a little while until the Pancake Race started so we had a hot drink in a nearby café to warm ourselves up. Upon returning to the races we were greeted by some of the team mascots who came to say hello. There was a great atmosphere.

We then watched the Pancake Race heats. Each race was started by The Mayor of The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr John Lenton and Mayoress, Mrs Margaret Lenton. All the teams competitively flipped their pancakes whilst running, with many being dropped. We didn’t stay until the end but there was a great effort from all the local businesses involved and a good sum of money was raised for charity.

The reason we didn’t stay until the end of the race was because we headed up to Windsor Castle to go and see Changing of the Guard. There was no marching band due to the weather, so the Changing of the Guard was more low key than usual but it was still great to see the military marching through the town. We then headed home to cook pancakes for lunch!

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