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Olney’s Rich Rugby History

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Olney’s Rich Rugby History
The Town of Olney is famous for pancake racing, but it also has a rich sport heritage in rugby, being one of the oldest clubs in the U.K. dating back to 1877. At that time rugby was bit more of a mud bowl game in any available field in match against a local nearby town. The ball was either a pig bladder or a sack stuffed-tight full of hay. By the turn of the century Olney rugby had progressed to a bit more of an organized approach, but then World War I came and wiped out a good portion of the... Read More

Restaurant Spotlight – the Swan Inn and Bistro


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Restaurant Spotlight – the Swan Inn and Bistro

For those visiting Olney for the weekend, a good eating establishment makes the perfect base of operations for a first-time visit, and the Swan Inn and Bistro fits the bill. The location offers a great combination of famous food located in history city center of Olney. The structure itself dates back 400 years and operates as a two-story on High Street South in town.   With a menu ranging from beef wellington to duck and sea bream, the Swan Inn has plenty of delicacies that many will find... Read More

Olney Still the Pancake Champ for 2013


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Olney Still the Pancake Champ for 2013

Two cities have been at it, trying to beat each other’s time in an identical footrace carrying of all things, a pancake in a pan. Olney in the United Kingdom and the two of Liberal in Kansas, United States, have been competing since 1950 for who has the fastest time, and for 2013 the Town of Olney as the originator of the sport, wins again. Olney’s own, Devon Byrne, a 19-year-old, holds the title of the United Kingdom in this annual match, being the fastest pancake flipper. She’s no stranger... Read More

Olney Special Events


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Olney Special Events

While every Shrove Tuesday is the annual Olney Pancake race, the food-carrying foot competition is not the only holiday affair in the Town. There are also the Cherry Fair in spring and the Dickens of a Christmas celebration in the winter. The Cherry Fair occurs every year during the summer and is entirely a local volunteer event administered and managed by the St Peter & St Paul’s Church. Always scheduled on the last Saturday of the month of June, the event consists of a village fete along... Read More

Olney and Sports

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Olney and Sports
If there was a place for a rugby fan to take a vacation, then Olney is that destination. The Town has a strong reputation from quality performance of its local teams, and the sport is embedded at multiple levels. With local play enjoying a history dating back to 1877, Olney rugby includes men’s professional, amateur, women’s rugby, children teams, and mini rugby for recreation. Multiple clubs have seasons throughout the year, and Olney even enjoys a faster 7’s tournament in the warmer months.... Read More

Modern Day Olney – A Multipurpose Visit

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The Town of Olney’s center is represented in the Market Place with its modern farmer’s market and general goods market. The commerce center is rooted in history, with first reference of an Olney market dating back to 1205 A.D. Most of today’s shops and stores in the area are home-grown and mom & pop outfits, which provides a great array of local goods and products that draw buyers from far distances. Modern goods are far expanded from local farming and harvest to now include furniture,... Read More