At Wednesbury in Staffordshire excitement was intense among the several hundred school children who'd gathered for the pancake throwing.
CUE: GIRL LIFTED
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Background: At Wednesbury in Staffordshire excitement was intense among the several hundred school children who'd gathered for the pancake throwing. The Mayor's prize of ten shillings was for whoever collected the biggest piece. Watch the rush when he throws it.
This one had to be lifted from the centre of the melee. The winner was an eleven-year-old, Christine Chance. It was the first time for many years that a girl had won, or even that the pancake remained whole.
And here are pancakes for the gourmet -- no tossing from a housewife's frying pan here. At this London restaurant the chef and his assistant work on hot-plates
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Their pancakes can be either sweet or savoury -- a little of this -- little of that --. The waitress wears continental costume -- France has an endless variety of pancake recipes.
This is a sweet one -- with liqueur of brandy -- and of course it must be ceremonially set on fire -- "Satisfactory, Madam?"