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VIDEO & PICTURES: Windsor and Eton Flippin' Pancake Challenge 2015

VIDEO & PICTURES: Windsor and Eton Flippin' Pancake Challenge 2015

Lucy Elder

VIDEO & PICTURES: Windsor and Eton Flippin' Pancake Challenge 2015

Dozens of 15th century housewives raced through Royal Windsor Shopping on Shrove Tuesday in the hope of winning a coveted silver frying pan.

Teams of four from businesses across the towns dressed in their finest culinary outfits to take part in the Windsor and Eton Flippin' Pancake Challenge.

The winning team was 50 Shades of Green, from Waitrose, made up of Lucy Ives, Sam Todd, JC Etienne and Jack Quelch, who saw off competition from second placed Windsor and Eton Brewery in a hotly contested final.

A huge crowd turned out to watch the participants dash through the central pedestrian area while flipping their pancakes.

Paul Roach, Windsor and Eton town manager, said it was the 'biggest year yet'.

"We had about 23 teams this year, which is an increase on last year," he said.

"The [businesses] really get behind it. Everybody was in fancy dress, everybody had fun."

There were eight in the mascot race this year, which was won by Bela Meszaros from textiles company De Le Cuona, who was dressed as a pancake.

This year's event was in aid of the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service and Paul estimated at least £800 from entry fees and pancake sales had been raised.

The charity also raised a total of £254.06 on its stall and in collection buckets. A number of business also made donations.

Pancake races also took place in Maidenhead in the afternoon.

Watch a video from the events below.

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