Posted on Friday, March 08
'Shrove Tuesday', also known as 'Skipping Day' is a big event in Scarborough. As is tradition all children in the area, get the day or half a day off school to go have fun at the beach.
This tradition is dated back to the early 1900s and its origins are suggested to have started when local fishermen were sorting their old equipment and any ropes or nets no longer needed were gifted to children to play with. Since then it has been a tradition on this day every year, everyone goes skipping!
The Mayor and The Town Crier ring the famous Pancake Bell at midday to start the event off! In addition to this everyone races with pancakes in the town centre, to win the famous golden pancake pan! You get marked on fancy dress, how entertaining you are, your pancake flips and how much pancake is left in your pan at the end of the race. All local companies take part in this race to have a bit of healthy competition in the town. The street was lined with adults and children as they are granted time off school to celebrate the towns tradition and cheer the teams along.
Beckie, the branch manager, said this about the day: “I am super proud of Team Hays in this year’s annual Pancake Race in conjunction with Yorkshire Coast Radio. Max and Vic got into the Semi finials but got pipped to the post by Mcdonalds. It was a close race in the wind and rain!”Click here for more