Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day, was an opportunity to use up rich foods, such as eggs, milk and sugar before the fasting season of Lent where people would, and often still do, give something up for the 40 days leading up to Easter
Sample pancakes through the ages. Visit Pockerley Old Hall, The 1900s Pit Village and The 1900s Town to try the tasty treat.
At the quilter’s cottage, in our 1820s Landscape, you can learn about some of the more obscure traditions of the day.
Discover how rationing during the Second World War changed the way Shrove Tuesday was celebrated and try egg-less pancakes.
Of course, we’ll also be serving pancakes in our Tea Rooms so there’ll be plenty of chances to indulge during your visit!
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