East London celebrates annual pancake race

Residents of east London celebrated  Shrove Tuesday when The Great Spitalfields Pancake race took place at The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane.

Maggie Pinhorn, director of Alternative Arts, who was hosting the event, said: “I think it’s an extraordinary event and very English eccentricity! Feedback has been great over the years as it is something that gets a lot of people coming and a lot of publicity.

“I think it’s a crazy thing to do, where you can just show up and enjoy. Best of all, its free. ”

All money raised in sponsorship will be going towards the London Air Ambulance charity.

Photos: Christina Adamidou

Video credits:
Arfah Farooq
Bethany Mercer
Bilan Hassan
Dooley Murphy
Gerri Hinds

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