Skipping and flipping: a Photo Lookback at the 2018 Shrove Tuesday events in Scarborough

Scarborough's traditional Shrove Tuesday events take place on Tuesday 5 March 2019 - the ringing of the Pancake Bell, the seafront skipping and the pancake races.

Monday, 4th March 2019, 1:57 pm
Updated Monday, 4th March 2019, 2:02 pm

The skipping, when Foreshore Road is closed to traffic, is a tradition that dates back to the early 1900s, while the pancake races are much more modern. This year they return to their original Aberdeen Walk home. Here's a look back at some of the fun from the past few years.

2018's events were held on a soggy Shrove Tuesday. 180712k
Great fun in 2018 for Violet Crow, with Sonia Allen and Debbie Crow. 180712e
Warming up for the 2018 pancake races on the seafront, Lauren Spivey and Naomi Chaplin. 180712f
The pancake flies up from the pan as this CPH competitor concentrates in 2018. 180712h
Lola Boyes, Eliza Peattie and Millie Swaddle having fun in 2018. 180712d
Mayor Martin Smith pays a visit to see the Sea cadets and sample a tasty pancake along with Mayoress Cherry Smith and guests, in 2018. 180712q
Saint Catherine's Hospice pancake racer Emma Wilson, in 2018. 180712l
An ace performance from this Opera House Casino runner. 180712j