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Address: 35 High Street South, Olney, Bucks, MK46 4AA 
Tel: 01234 240730 
 
Email: info@afterglow-originals.com 
 
Address: 35 High Street South, Olney, Bucks, MK46 4AA 
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Posts from February 2018

 
For a small market town, Olney has many claims to fame. One of these is the Pancake Race, an event steeped in history and becoming more popular every year. 
 
No one is quite certain how the world famous race originated. The favourite story tells of a harassed housewife, hearing the shriving bell, dashing to the Church still clutching her frying pan containing a pancake. 
 
The first actual race is believed to have run in 1445, on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, and the whole day was given over to a festival of celebration, pranks and pastimes. 
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