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

Archant

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.

More from Weston Mercury

A Cheddar school has been praised for its ‘shared vision for care and inclusion’ by an education watchdog.

Read more
29 minutes ago

Two of the West Country’s top performing choral groups will bring their melodic tunes to Weston this Christmas.

Read more

A Somerset village has been awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds to create a community hub after enduring months of problems.

Read more

A plan to build futuristic magnet train between Weston and Bristol has been proposed to avoid the creation of a ‘dormitory town the size of Wells’.

Read more

A blue plaque commemorating one of Weston’s most famous architects will be dedicated this week.

Read more

Parking in Burnham-on-Sea and Cheddar will be free on the two Saturdays before Christmas.

Read more

More than 7,500 hoax calls were made to police and ambulance services in Somerset over the past three years.

Read more

Burnham’s Princess Theatre is set to get a makeover after the town council’s bid for a major Government grant was approved.

Read more
08:06

A seven-year-old boy was rescued from the mud at Brean after he became stuck while out exploring with his family.

Read more
Brean

Replacement play equipment at a Worle park will finally be installed next year.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 7°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists