Sidmouth’s annual pancake day a flipping success with record number of entrants

PUBLISHED: 18:05 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:11 15 February 2018

Dukes were the winners of the Pancake Races in Sidmouth organised by Sid Valley Rotary Club. Ref shs 07-18TI 7897. Picture: Terry Ife

Dukes were the winners of the Pancake Races in Sidmouth organised by Sid Valley Rotary Club. Ref shs 07-18TI 7897. Picture: Terry Ife

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Crowds celebrated pancake day in style by packing out the seafront to find out who would be triumphant in this year’s pancake races.

Dukes were the winners of the Pancake Races in Sidmouth organised by Sid Valley Rotary Club. Ref shs 07-18TI 7901. Picture: Terry IfeDukes were the winners of the Pancake Races in Sidmouth organised by Sid Valley Rotary Club. Ref shs 07-18TI 7901. Picture: Terry Ife

Organisers Sid Valley Rotary Club saw a record number of entrants in the children’s competition and an increase in the number of adult teams entering this year.

Dukes once again triumphed to claim the prestigious ‘silver pan’ after a dramatic final against the Elizabeth Hotel.

Rotarian Chris Pink said: “After the appalling start to the day, we thought it was going to be a write off but it was a beautiful afternoon and we had more children than ever before.”

The club hopes it can encourage more organisations and businesses in the town to enter a team next year in the adult’s race.

Dukes were the winners of the Pancake Races in Sidmouth organised by Sid Valley Rotary Club. Ref shs 07-18TI 7891. Picture: Terry IfeDukes were the winners of the Pancake Races in Sidmouth organised by Sid Valley Rotary Club. Ref shs 07-18TI 7891. Picture: Terry Ife

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