The 18th Inter-Livery Pancake Race - Guildhall

Tuesday 1st March 2022

The Worshipful Company of Poulters have been organising this event for many years and, historically, the Pipemakers have performed creditably well. This year, our Clerk had pulled together a crack team to launch our bid for glory – the Master, the Mistress, the Third Warden and Freeman Sarah Saunders. Unfortunately, inclement weather meant that the slippery flagstones of Guildhall Yard were deemed to be too much of a risk and the racing was abandoned, before it had even started. However, Sarah, our entry in the Novelty race, was still subject to the scrutiny of the judges – to our eyes, her costume representing the Duke of Edinburgh Awards (one of the Lord Mayor’s nominated charities) was a clear winner; sadly, for reasons best known to themselves, the judges concluded that others were more worthy.