Youngsters enjoy a flipping good time

nrhn 240113 Memory Lane.
nrhn 240113 Memory Lane.

This snap from February 1986 shows a group of Ironville youngsters on the start line of a slightly more unusual race.

The Ironville pancake flipping races provided plenty of fun for people of all ages, as you will see from the snapto your left.

Even a group of local bobbies got in on the sprint races, which saw 
competitors balance the traditional Shrove Tuesday treat in a frying pan along a 100 yard dash for the finish line.

One tot on the right here seems to have been given a nudge over the start line. Perhaps you were on this picture and remember the pancake race days well? If so get in touch at