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Video and pictures: Windsor and Eton Flippin? Pancake Challenge 2016

Video and pictures: Windsor and Eton Flippin? Pancake Challenge 2016

David Lee

Video and pictures: Windsor and Eton Flippin? Pancake Challenge 2016

An historic double was jubilantly celebrated by staff at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel at this year’s Windsor and Eton Flippin’ Pancake Challenge.

Wren’s Wags, competing in the tournament for their fourth year in a row, saw off a late challenge from the Express team in the event’s gold medal final yesterday (Tuesday).

They were then named as the event’s best dressed team for the second year in a row for their quirky 15th century housewife outfits.

Jamie Charles, the hotel’s maintenance manager, said: “It’s a bit like winning the UEFA Cup and then winning the Champions League.

“Nobody’s ever won the double before. We’ve made history.”

The challenge, organised by the Windsor and Eton Town Partnership, saw teams of four from businesses across the town dress in their finest housewife outfits and race through Royal Windsor Shopping while flipping their pancakes.

Teams included the Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA), Legoland and Windsor Racecourse.

They were cheered on by crowds of supporters who had turned out to watch the race while the Mayor of the Royal Borough, Cllr Eileen Quick, was also on hand to gee up the teams.

Dianne Redvers, a volunteer for the Royal Borough’s Fairtrade group, dressed up as a banana and narrowly beat Windsor Racecourse mascot Archie the Horse in the hotly contested mascot race final.

Paul Roach, Windsor and Eton town manager, said: “What’s great is we’ve seen teams join in that haven’t done it before like BCA.

“It’s good to get that mix and see them enjoying themselves.”

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