Olney

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Olney, England

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joseph98 joseph98
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Pretty little Buckinghamshire village Oct 31, 2013
I have a friend who lives in Buckinghamshire, and he's been on a it of a mission in recent weeks and months to introduce me to the villages of the county.

Olney is probably the most diverting place I've been to in the county so far. It's home to a nice looking church, and it has an interesting tradition to its name: every Shrove Tuesday, a regular fixture involving the making of pancakes in the UK calendar, the womenfolk of the town engage in a pancake race from the market in the town centre to the church. It's a tradition dating back since 1445.

Aside from this curiosity, Olney is a pleasant enough little place to stop off for an afternoon tea or meal (most cuisines are available) and a few lakes on the outskirts of the village make for a pleasant stroll. History buffs may also be interested to hear that Olney is the site of an English Civil War battle.
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