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Are you pictured in this gallery from the Pancake Race in Carr Street, Ipswich, in 1985?

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 January 2018

Racing to the finish line

Racing to the finish line

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With Pancake Day now just around the corner, we look back to one of the countless races that have been held to mark the occasion.

Carr Street in Ipswich was closed for the pancake raceCarr Street in Ipswich was closed for the pancake race

In 1985 Carr Street was closed to traffic to stage the Eastern Gas Pancake Race.

The winner of one of the races in 1985The winner of one of the races in 1985

It was an affair that brought out fierce competition among companies in the town, including Woolworths, Debenhams, British Home Stores and the Wolsey Theatre Group.

Crowds of people turned out to watch the eventCrowds of people turned out to watch the event

Teams were tasked with flipping pancakes in frying pans as they dashed to the finish line.

The pancake race in full swing in Carr Street over 30 years agoThe pancake race in full swing in Carr Street over 30 years ago

The Mayor of Ipswich at the time, Eric Grant, also attended and joined the many people who attended to cheer on the participants.

The Eastern Gas Pancake Race is underwayThe Eastern Gas Pancake Race is underway

Pancake Day falls on Tuesday, February 13 this year.

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture?Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture?

Did you take part in the pancake race over 30 years ago?

Did you take part in the pancake race in Carr Street in 1985?Did you take part in the pancake race in Carr Street in 1985?

To share your memories of the event with us, email our picture desk.

Good fun was had by allGood fun was had by all


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