Livery Pancake Race 2018

13th February 2018

Not a Flop but a Flippin’ Success!

The Fruiterers Company are proud to have participated in the Shrove Tuesday Inter Livery Pancake Race since its inauguration fourteen years ago.

The event which is organised by the Poulters Company in collaboration with the Cook and the Butler is held in Guildhall Yard.

This year under the direction of Liveryman Susan Handy a very competitive team was assembled to represent the Company, together with additional support and applause from fellow liverymen for the Master and his Team.

However, due to the continued non-stop rain, the organising committee, for reasons of health and safety deemed the course as too slippery and took an early decision not to run the traditional “Pancake Race” but switch to a “Pancake Tossing Competition” which proved to be a “Flippin’ Success” for the Fruiterers!

Not deterred by the cold and damp conditions, Apprentice, Elliott Porter dressed for the Novelty Category as Banana Man was in “Flippin’ Good Form” winning his heat and went on to achieve a very credible third position in the overall event.

Following the excitement of the competition, participants and supporters made their way to the Guildhall Crypt and enjoy a mug of delicious hot soup, a tasty lunch and pancakes of course for dessert!

The Master would like to thank New Spitalfields Tenants Association for providing the “Lemons” which the Fruiterers contribute to the success of the event and of course a huge thank you must go to Sue Handy for her team management.

But whether Flippin’ or Watchin’, the Master wishes to thank all members of the Livery for their participation, together with their enthusiastic support and encouragement.