The Gazetteer

Buckinghamshire

Beaconsfield - May Fair - a one-day fair in early May that is spread along the crossroads at the centre of the town.

Olney - Pancake Day Races on Shrove Tuesday in February - Pancake racing appears to have started in around 1445. According to legend, a local housewife in Olney was busy making pancakes when he heard the church bell calling all to the shriving service, when you are absolved of sins after confession. Either to avoid being late or as a bribe to speed up the service before the holiday, she ran through the streets with a pancake in the pan, and the race has been run ever since. Competitors must supply their own pancake and pan, and the winner is rewarded with a kiss from the verger. The event runs from 10am-1pm with races, street entertainers, stalls and pancakes. Contact Cowper & Newton Museum, +44(0)1234 711516.

Parish Maps of Buckinghamshire

Aston Clinton, Buckland, Chearsley, Chenies, Cholesbury-cum-St Leonards, Downley, Emberton, Hedgerley, Ley Hill, Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Prestwood, Stone, Wingrave.

Seer Green - Cherry Pie Fair & Village Day - On the third Saturday in June. Cherries were once the mainstay of Seer Green, with men being given special dispensations to return home during World War II to help with the harvest. There are fewer cherry trees now but the parish Council is funding new trees so far planted in the grounds of schools and nurseries. Locally made cherry pies are for sale at the fair and there are other stall, displays, and activities from village groups and societies. Contact Mrs Helen Lindsey-Clark +44(0)1494 680736.


Apple Day, October 21st

Find events in Buckinghamshire and across the country on the APPLE DAY EVENTS LIST
or read about Buckinghamshire Orchards and Orchard Produce

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