PHOTOS: A day at the pancake races! Traditional celebration returns to Daventry

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People gathered in Daventry town centre on Saturday afternoon as traditional pancake races returned after years of absence.

The event in Sheaf Street featured live demonstrations, pancake flipping, pancake time trials, as well as free pancakes.

Also featured at the Daventry Town Council event was a mascot race which saw Spencer the Rabbit from Cynthia Spencer Hospice take on a minion and a lorax from Kuni’s, and Bee Active from Everyone Active.

Prizes were handed out to the winning adult and child of each pancake race, that included a signed football, a family ticket to Northampton Town’s match against Charlton Athletic on March 4, a healthy hamper from the Sheaf Street Health Store, and a gift voucher from Michelow’s Treasures.

Pancake races were once an annual tradition in Daventry, however, an event such as this one had not been organised in more than a decade.