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Pancake race in Borough Market

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Crowds lined Bedale Street in Borough Market to watch a fiercely contested pancake race marking Shrove Tuesday.

The race gets under way in Bedale Street
The race gets under way in Bedale Street
Winner Malcolm Pawley with the trophy
Winner Malcolm Pawley with the trophy
Pancake race in Borough Market

The Financial Times, the London Marathon organisers, Southwark News, Southwark Cathedral, Fourth Day Public Relations and Vinopolis were among businesses and institutions entering teams in the first Better Bankside charity pancake race.

Bankside telecom company Telinet, who sponsored the event, also entered the race.

The winners were the architects Malcolm Pawley from nearby Clink Street. The Dean of Southwark presented team captain Malcolm Pawley with a glass trophy specially made by Peter Layton of London Glassblowing in Bermondsey.

During lunchtime there was a party atmosphere in the Green Market where live music entertained those queuing for freshly made pancakes.

Broadway, a homelessness charity based near Borough High Street, benefitted from the entry fees.

Already there are plans for the race to became an annual event after this year's contest became hugely oversubscribed with a long waiting list of teams anxious to take part.

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