February 2012 - Cafe In The Park
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February 2012

Pan-Demonium in the Park

FLIP-FILLED fun was brought to Matlock on Tuesday as an inaugural pancake race took place in the park. Marking Shrove Tuesday,  Matlock Mercury editor Amanda Hatfield set about organising the relay race through Hall Leys. And the new event appeared to strike a culinary chord as almost 20 competitors spread across five teams donned their frying pans and batter mixture to sprint from the starting point at Cafe in the Park, around the bandstand to the bridge where a team mate was waiting to begin the next leg. The four-lap was race was eventually won by Cafe in the Park, but there were valiant efforts from teams that had entered from Sainsbury’s, Haddon Hall, The Matlock Town Team and C Farmer Ltd electrical shop on Causeway Lane. Some had even dressed up for...

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