Inter-Livery Pancake Race
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The City Livery Company of Poulters bringing together teams drawn from livery companies linked in some way to pancakes (the Poulters take the eggs, the Fruiterers the lemons and the Cutlers the plastic forks), as well as the Mansion House, Guildhall and Old Bailey for its annual Shrove Tuesday race. The event creates, then skewers a traditional atmosphere of pomp and ceremony, as competitors dress in their ostentatious regalia as well as fancy dress. The winning team of four gets a commemorative frying pan. Money raised from the event is donated to the Lord Mayor’s Charity.