11 amazing photos of South Shields Pancake Day race from years gone by

South Shields' pancake race was no flash in the pan.

It delighted thousands of spectators for decades as they watched participants flinging pancakes up in the air as they ran along King Street.

Competitors were often in fancy dress and taking part to raise cash for local causes.

So let's take a look at pancake races from the past in these 11 amazing photographs.