Wimborne Minster Pancake Race Cancelled

For the first time since the Minster Pancake Race was revived in 1998 after an absence of over sixteen years it will not be able to take place this year. The Race should have been taking place on Shrove Tuesday 16th February but due to the latest COVID-19 lockdown regulations the organisers have reluctantly said there is no way it can be held.

Anthony Oliver, who with Peter Lockwood the Minsters Administrator at the time, revived the race when he was Town Mayor in 1998 and who has in recent years organised the annual race with the help of a small committee said, “that they would normally be approaching all the local schools and other groups and individuals at this time inviting them to take part in the races. As will be appreciated this is just not possible due to the current restrictions so it is with great regret we have to announce that this year’s Pancake Race cannot take place.” Anthony thanked all who have supported the races over the years and said all being well we will be back next year, the date of Tuesday 1st March 2022 is already in the diary.