Choristers practice for pancake race
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PIC SHOWS CHOIR BOYS FROM ELY CATHEDRAL ON MONDAY AFTERNOON MARCH 3RD PRACTICING FOR THE ANNUAL PANCKE RACE WHICH TAKES PLACE IN THE CATHEDRAL TOMORROW ON SHROVE TUESDAY.(MARCH 4TH)
Choristers have been practising today (Mon) for their traditional pancake race at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire.
The boys, aged 10 and 11, wore their red cassocks as they flipped pancakes to mark Shrove Tuesday.
The annual event sees about 20 choristers race down the nave of the 12th Century Cathedral after Evensong. It is the third longest nave in the UK, measuring 75 metres.
"Choristers have taken part in a pancake race at the cathedral for as long as anyone can remember," said Lesley Ann Thompson, a spokeswoman for Ely Cathedral.
"It marks the start of Lent which is a period of austerity and it's something fun for the boys to do, they really enjoy it."
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