Pancake Day

Pancake Day: 10 nostalgic pictures of Shrove Tuesday being celebrated over the years in South Shields

Pancake Day - or Shrove Tuesday - is a tradition which has been celebrated for centuries.

As the last day before lent begins on Ash Wednesday, it's an excuse to gorge on some tasty treats before 40 days of feasting. In South Shields it's also an excuse to have a bit of fun, as this gallery of pictures from over the years show.

The King Street pancake race has been a tradition for years. The 2012 event was a close-run affair.
The King Street pancake race has been a tradition for years. The 2012 event was a close-run affair.
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Tommy the Trumpeter was the official starter for the King Street Pancake Day race in 2003.
Tommy the Trumpeter was the official starter for the King Street Pancake Day race in 2003.
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Laygate School pupils got some advice on tossing pancakes from Asda's Mavis Maughan back in 2004.
Laygate School pupils got some advice on tossing pancakes from Asda's Mavis Maughan back in 2004.
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The team from Asda at Boldon were the triumphant winners of the King Street Pancake Race in 2004.
The team from Asda at Boldon were the triumphant winners of the King Street Pancake Race in 2004.
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