Plods panned in pancake race

nrhn 240113 Memory Lane.
nrhn 240113 Memory Lane.

We have a great duo of snaps from this popular bygone Shrove Tuesday tradition in Memory Lane.

The Ironville pancake races provided villagers with plenty of entertainment in this shot from 1986.

And the man at the front here appears overjoyed at beating a trio of bobbies to the finishing line - although one suspects his pancake may be lying in a heap further up the road.

Be sure to contact us with your memories of the pancake races!