Chelford VillageChelford VillageVillage of Chelford
Village of Chelford
Tue 24th Oct 2017Chelford Village weather - Moderate rainModerate rain 17°C
pancakes

Shrove Tuesday

Home » Newsroom » Shrove Tuesday

Tuesday 17th March, 2015, is Shrove Tuesday and it is the last day before Lent. That means that it's a day to use up all your rich foods that you will give up during Lent.

It's also a day to be 'shriven': to ponder your previous sins and confess them before turning over a new leaf. Failing that you can always make pancakes.

Like many Christian feasts, Shrove Tuesday was thought to have its origins in a pagan Spring festival in which pancakes were made to symbolise the Sun. Eating the pancakes helped to wrestle Spring from the grip of Winter.

Which is all a long-hand way of saying if you want to make some more interesting and funky pancakes, click here.

Oh, and you might need a galvanised bucket with a drop of comforting Dettol and water in it!

Note: Chelford Village Website accepts no responsibility for weight gain or intestinal disorders sustained by its readers.

editor's pickAlso in the news

Parish Council
Chelford Webteam: 28/06/2017

Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011, to shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plan. Neighbourhood Development Plans become part of the Local...

Cheshire Police car
Chelford Webteam: 19/06/2017

On Sunday 16th July the doors of Cheshire Constabulary HQ will be thrown open for the public to see the good work that Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Police do around the clock.The Blue Light Open Day is a hugely popular event...

Chelford players
Chelford Webteam: 19/06/2017

After the success of "Ladies Day" Chelford Players will be going straight into casting for their next production "Lucky Balls" by Louise Roche, a comedy with live band and singers to take place on November 30th, December 1st...

© 2007 - 2017 Chelford Village Community Website