Scarborough's Shrove Tuesday events cancelled

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and to comply with the current national lockdown, Scarborough’s annual Shrove Tuesday events have been cancelled.

The town’s residents normally come together each year for the ringing of the pancake bell and pancake flipping races, followed by the traditional pastime of skipping on the seafront.

This year’s events, which under normal circumstances would take place on Tuesday 16 February, will not go ahead and families are asked to mark the occasion at home, in line with the lockdown restrictions.

Vicki Jones, Events Delivery Officer, said:

"So many annual events and celebrations were cancelled last year in order to keep people safe and to try to prevent the spread of coronavirus; the start of this year is no exception.

"Please stay safe and celebrate Shrove Tuesday at home instead. There are a number of ways you can still make the day fun; skipping can be carried out in yards and gardens as a great form of exercise and family members can challenge each other to a pancake flipping challenge!"