Dunstable Businesses Flip Out For Local Charities

Dunstable Pancake Race returns for a third year on Tuesday 13th February 2018 and local businesses and community groups are being invited to take part and help raise money for local charities.

Dunstable Businesses Flip Out For Local Charities

Dunstable Businesses Flip Out For Local Charities


 

Dunstable Businesses Flip Out For Local Charities

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Flip Flip Hooray! Dunstable Pancake Race returns for a third year on Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 12 Noon.  Organised again by Ed Harrison, Managing Director of Deakin-White – Dunstable’s Award-Winning Estate Agent & President of Pride of Dunstable Business Supper Club, along with Steve Spicer of Spicer & Co. Accountants & Vice President of Pride of Dunstable, they hope this years race will be bigger and batter than ever and are encouraging all local businesses and community groups to sign up to help raise money for local charities.

Flip Flip Hooray! Dunstable Pancake Race returns for a third year on Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 12 Noon. Organised again by Ed Harrison, Managing Director of Deakin-White - Dunstable’s Award-Winning Estate Agent & President of Pride of Dunstable Business Supper Club with Steve Spicer of Spicer & Co, Accountants & Vice President of Pride of Dunstable. Last year 18 teams battled it out to be the best flipping team: four relay races; a semi-final and a final resulted in HQ Sports Bat being crowned champion flippers! Let's beat that for this year - the more teams the batter!! Are you ready for this year's challenge? Have you got your team of four organised yet? Open to local businesses or community groups. Entry costs just £20 per team, email Reception@Deakin-White.co.uk for your entry form. Proceeds go to The Mayor of Dunstable's Charities which this year are the Dunstable & District Scout Council, Hospice at Home Volunteers & South Bedfordshire Dial a Ride. So, for pantastic fun and a worthwhile cause come on down to Grove Park. The race takes place, as it has for the last few years, outside the Grove Theatre and HQ Sports Bar at Grove Park in Dunstable. It will be half term so if you don't want to take part you can still come along and watch the fun from 12 noon. Do you know the history of Pancake Day? It is also known as Shrove Tuesday and is the feast day immediately before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of the 40 days of Lent before Easter. Because the date is determined by that of Easter Sunday, Pancake Day really is a moveable feast. Traditionally on Shrove Tuesday, Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). A bell would be rung to call people to confession. This came to be called the “Pancake Bell” and is still rung today. Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before starting the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients. A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a frying pan. A traditional English pancake is very thin and is served immediately. Golden syrup, lemon juice and caster sugar were the usual toppings for pancakes with chocolate, maple syrup and nuts becoming more popular today. The pancake has a very long history and featured in cookery books as far back as 1439. The tradition of tossing or flipping them is almost as old: “And every man and maide doe take their turne, And tosse their Pancakes up for feare they burne.” (Pasquil’s Palin, 1619). The ingredients for pancakes symbolise four significant points at this time of year: Eggs ~ Creation; Flour ~ The staff of life; Salt ~ Wholesomeness; Milk ~ Purity. Let’s revive at least one tradition for our town as a community event – we have lost the custom of Orange Rolling, which used to take place at Pascombe Pit on Dunstable Downs every Good Friday, a custom unique to Dunstable which came to an eventual end in 1968 due to Health and Safety regulations and the local traders deciding not to support it any longer. Many townsfolk remember this event with fondness! Sponsored by Deakin-White and Spicer & Co, in association with HQ Bar; Grove Theatre; Dunstable Town Council & Gents Barbering.

Last year 18 teams battled it out to be the best flipping team: four relay races; a semi-final and a final resulted in HQ Sports Bar being crowned champion flippers!  But Ed and Steve are aiming to beat that this year and believe the more teams the batter!!  So, are you ready for this year’s challenge?  Have you got your team of four organised yet? If not you had better get cracking! 

Open to local businesses or community groups.  Entry costs just £20 per team, email Reception@Deakin-White.co.uk for your entry form.

Proceeds go to The Mayor of Dunstable’s Charities which this year are the Dunstable & District Scout Council, Hospice at Home Volunteers & South Bedfordshire Dial a Ride.

Flip Flip Hooray! Dunstable Pancake Race returns for a third year on Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 12 Noon. Organised again by Ed Harrison, Managing Director of Deakin-White - Dunstable’s Award-Winning Estate Agent & President of Pride of Dunstable Business Supper Club with Steve Spicer of Spicer & Co, Accountants & Vice President of Pride of Dunstable. Last year 18 teams battled it out to be the best flipping team: four relay races; a semi-final and a final resulted in HQ Sports Bat being crowned champion flippers! Let's beat that for this year - the more teams the batter!! Are you ready for this year's challenge? Have you got your team of four organised yet? Open to local businesses or community groups. Entry costs just £20 per team, email Reception@Deakin-White.co.uk for your entry form. Proceeds go to The Mayor of Dunstable's Charities which this year are the Dunstable & District Scout Council, Hospice at Home Volunteers & South Bedfordshire Dial a Ride. So, for pantastic fun and a worthwhile cause come on down to Grove Park. The race takes place, as it has for the last few years, outside the Grove Theatre and HQ Sports Bar at Grove Park in Dunstable. It will be half term so if you don't want to take part you can still come along and watch the fun from 12 noon. Do you know the history of Pancake Day? It is also known as Shrove Tuesday and is the feast day immediately before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of the 40 days of Lent before Easter. Because the date is determined by that of Easter Sunday, Pancake Day really is a moveable feast. Traditionally on Shrove Tuesday, Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). A bell would be rung to call people to confession. This came to be called the “Pancake Bell” and is still rung today. Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before starting the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients. A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a frying pan. A traditional English pancake is very thin and is served immediately. Golden syrup, lemon juice and caster sugar were the usual toppings for pancakes with chocolate, maple syrup and nuts becoming more popular today. The pancake has a very long history and featured in cookery books as far back as 1439. The tradition of tossing or flipping them is almost as old: “And every man and maide doe take their turne, And tosse their Pancakes up for feare they burne.” (Pasquil’s Palin, 1619). The ingredients for pancakes symbolise four significant points at this time of year: Eggs ~ Creation; Flour ~ The staff of life; Salt ~ Wholesomeness; Milk ~ Purity. Let’s revive at least one tradition for our town as a community event – we have lost the custom of Orange Rolling, which used to take place at Pascombe Pit on Dunstable Downs every Good Friday, a custom unique to Dunstable which came to an eventual end in 1968 due to Health and Safety regulations and the local traders deciding not to support it any longer. Many townsfolk remember this event with fondness! Sponsored by Deakin-White and Spicer & Co, in association with HQ Bar; Grove Theatre; Dunstable Town Council & Gents Barbering.

As well as raising money for local charities, Ed and Steve hope that the Pancake Race can become an annual tradition for the town and an event that will bring the community together, much like the old custom of Orange Rolling which took place each year up until 1968.  Many readers will remember taking part in the annual Orange Roll which was a custom unique to Dunstable and took place at Pascombe Pit on Dunstable Downs every Good Friday. The tradition came to an eventual end in 1968 due to Health and Safety regulations and lack of support from local traders but many townsfolk still remember this event with fondness! 

So, for some pantastic fun and to support a worthwhile cause come on down to Grove Park to cheer on your team.

The race takes place, as it has for the last few years, outside the Grove Theatre and HQ Sports Bar at Grove Park in Dunstable. It will be half term so if you don’t want to take part you can still come along and watch the fun from 12 noon.

Flip Flip Hooray! Dunstable Pancake Race returns for a third year on Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 12 Noon. Organised again by Ed Harrison, Managing Director of Deakin-White - Dunstable’s Award-Winning Estate Agent & President of Pride of Dunstable Business Supper Club with Steve Spicer of Spicer & Co, Accountants & Vice President of Pride of Dunstable. Last year 18 teams battled it out to be the best flipping team: four relay races; a semi-final and a final resulted in HQ Sports Bat being crowned champion flippers! Let's beat that for this year - the more teams the batter!! Are you ready for this year's challenge? Have you got your team of four organised yet? Open to local businesses or community groups. Entry costs just £20 per team, email Reception@Deakin-White.co.uk for your entry form. Proceeds go to The Mayor of Dunstable's Charities which this year are the Dunstable & District Scout Council, Hospice at Home Volunteers & South Bedfordshire Dial a Ride. So, for pantastic fun and a worthwhile cause come on down to Grove Park. The race takes place, as it has for the last few years, outside the Grove Theatre and HQ Sports Bar at Grove Park in Dunstable. It will be half term so if you don't want to take part you can still come along and watch the fun from 12 noon. Do you know the history of Pancake Day? It is also known as Shrove Tuesday and is the feast day immediately before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of the 40 days of Lent before Easter. Because the date is determined by that of Easter Sunday, Pancake Day really is a moveable feast. Traditionally on Shrove Tuesday, Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). A bell would be rung to call people to confession. This came to be called the “Pancake Bell” and is still rung today. Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before starting the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients. A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a frying pan. A traditional English pancake is very thin and is served immediately. Golden syrup, lemon juice and caster sugar were the usual toppings for pancakes with chocolate, maple syrup and nuts becoming more popular today. The pancake has a very long history and featured in cookery books as far back as 1439. The tradition of tossing or flipping them is almost as old: “And every man and maide doe take their turne, And tosse their Pancakes up for feare they burne.” (Pasquil’s Palin, 1619). The ingredients for pancakes symbolise four significant points at this time of year: Eggs ~ Creation; Flour ~ The staff of life; Salt ~ Wholesomeness; Milk ~ Purity. Let’s revive at least one tradition for our town as a community event – we have lost the custom of Orange Rolling, which used to take place at Pascombe Pit on Dunstable Downs every Good Friday, a custom unique to Dunstable which came to an eventual end in 1968 due to Health and Safety regulations and the local traders deciding not to support it any longer. Many townsfolk remember this event with fondness! Sponsored by Deakin-White and Spicer & Co, in association with HQ Bar; Grove Theatre; Dunstable Town Council & Gents Barbering.

A brief History Of Pancake Day

Do you know the history of Pancake Day? It is also known as Shrove Tuesday and is the feast day immediately before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of the 40 days of Lent before Easter. Because the date is determined by that of Easter Sunday, Pancake Day really is a moveable feast.

Traditionally on Shrove Tuesday, Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). A bell would be rung to call people to confession. This came to be called the “Pancake Bell” and is still rung today. Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before starting the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.

A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a frying pan. A traditional English pancake is very thin and is served immediately. Golden syrup, lemon juice and caster sugar were the usual toppings for pancakes with chocolate, maple syrup and nuts becoming more popular today.

The pancake has a very long history and featured in cookery books as far back as 1439. The tradition of tossing or flipping them is almost as old: “And every man and maide doe take their turne, And tosse their Pancakes up for feare they burne.” (Pasquil’s Palin, 1619).

The ingredients for pancakes symbolise four significant points at this time of year:
Eggs ~ Creation; Flour ~ The staff of life; Salt ~ Wholesomeness; Milk ~ Purity.

The 2018 Dunstable Pancake Race is sponsored by Deakin-White and Spicer & Co, in association with HQ Bar; Grove Theatre; Dunstable Town Council & Gents Barbering.


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