This year Shrove Tuesday unfortunately fell on a Saintsday, St Matthias; we went into Abbey in the morning as usual on a Saintsday, & went up school afterwards to try for the Pancake. It was seen by Catt Q.S. the head of the masters. There were several ladies & gentlemen up school at the time; the first time that the Pancake has ever, I believe, been made at all a public performance.
A.F. Pope. Prin. Opp.