Pancake Day fun to be had around Somerset

PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 February 2018

Pancake races will be held in Winscombe and Congresbury. Picture: Mark Atherton

Pancake races will be held in Winscombe and Congresbury. Picture: Mark Atherton


People will have a good time next week to mark Shrove Tuesday.

Pancakes will be consumed across Somerset on Tuesday as people prepare to celebrate the Christian holiday.

The tradition stems from families using up treats in the kitchen cupboards in preparation for Lent – when they challenge themselves to give up anything from chocolate to crisps for 40 days and 40 nights.

North Somerset will join in the celebrations as a number of pancake breakfasts take place.

In Winscombe and Congresbury, the community will gather for competitive pancake races.

Winscombe’s will be held at the community centre, in Sandford Road, at 3pm on Tuesday while people in Congresbury are invited to St Andrew’s Church from 10am to noon for its event.

People in Cleeve will sit down for a pancake lunch at the Holy Trinity Church, in Main Road, from noon until 2pm.

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