The pancake was thrown as usual on Shrove Tuesday but was broken by the energetic attempts of the competitors. In consequence the usual reward was not given.
The “pancake” was thrown as usual this half. However, it was unfortunately torn to pieces in the same way as last year. The “Greaze” was as spirited as ever.
E.G.B. Phillimore. P.O
The pancake was thrown this year according to custom. It cleared the lower bar and fell among the desks near Ingram’s form. There was a very good ‘greaze’ but as it was torn no one received the sovereign.
The pancake was thrown by the cook’s son this year. It went over the bar & fell amongst the Upper Fifth desks but came to pieces in the grease so no one got the guinea.
Though it was greatly feared that the Pancake would be “improved” away by the governors, who by some means or other had substituted a female cook in College hall, the event duly came off on Shrove Tuesday: it was thrown by the cook’s son immediately after instead of before prayers, and very well thrown too, for it very nearly cleared the upper bar: R: W: S: Vidal (Q. S) caught it and immediately put it under his coat and commenced greasing away: no one thought he had it, but Stephenson was the suspected holder, accordingly everyone set upon him, and great was the surprise when Scott cried “Hold, Enough” to see Vidal produce the pancake, for which of course he obtained the Dean’s sovereign.
This year H. C. A. Conybeare, formerly a T.B. up Home Boarders, passed very creditably (17th) into the I.C.S.
J. L: Williams Andrews
The cook again failed to throw the pancake over the bar this year, but he was only hissed and not booked as on a former occasion. Shrove Tuesday fell on the first of March this year so that Sir Watkin Wynn came down upon the same day, and the pancake was thrown at 10, instead of 11 o’clock as usual.
On February 9th Shrove Tuesday the annual tossing for the pancake took place in the school room at 12 oclock. The present college cook, more expert than his brother the late cook, made a splendid throw the pancake falling well over the bar. F. N. Saunders Q. S. succeeded in keeping it through a rather long struggle, and of course got the £1.
W. S. Randall
After a good ‘grease’ this year, Lee won the pancake which was thrown into the fifth horse-shoe. He got the customary £1 1s from the Dean.
This year the Cook repeated his now annual offence. We however did not book him, but simply turned away in contempt and there was no “grease”. Scott was much exasperated and was determined to let the Cook get a Substitute next year.
S F Lucas
Shrove Tuesday was a most eventful day for the “College Cook”. Mon QS having brought up the hour the fellows proceeded to get places for the “Grease”. The cook came threw & missed. Then from the fellows’ hands books went, nor did they miss. The cook in a rage threw his pan into the crowd and hit one of the Monitors above the eye, but didn’t do much damage. Scott then stopped the books & the cook went down-school. We lost a late Play in consequence of this most proper infliction of punishment, since it was the 2nd year of missing on the part of the cook.
J F Lucas Prin. Opp.