12 pictures from happy Pancake Days past in Sunderland

Doused in sugar and lemon or drizzled with syrup, pancakes will grace the tables of thousands of households across Sunderland today as the city marks Shrove Tuesday.

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 7:14 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 11:18 am

Here we look at Pancake Days past in Sunderland. Recognise any faces in the pictures?

Pupils from Sunningdale school, Kieron Humphries, Sam Stewart, Samuel Quinn and Katie Ferguson making pancakes in 2013.
Pancake racing at Usworth Colliery Primary School in 2004, with help from Eileen Watson and Susan Scott from Asda Washington.

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St Anthony's School in 2008
St Anthony's School in 2008
Newbottle Primary School in 2006. Daisy Laws, 5, Leon Hill, 5, Jade Walton, 4, and Niall Sykes, 5.
Mixing the batter to make the pancakes to go with their Fairtrade banana ice cream at JFK Primary School in 2012, Lennon Conlon, 8, with Shirley Alderson from Sainsbury's, and left to right; Emily Gilmaney, 9, Holly Young, 8, and Kelly-Ann Gordon aged 10.
Pancake making at the City of Sunderland College centre in Swan Street centre in February 1997.
March 2000. A race between Asda and Sainbury at Asda Leechmere site. Harry Brown, Sainsbury stock control manager, left and winner Paul Kerr, Asda home and leisure manager.
Seaburn Hotel Pancake Race in 1987. Chefs at the hotel sprint along the seafront.
It was half-term family fun on the beach at Roker with a pancake-themed event marking Shrove Tuesday in 2015. Mascots Samson the Cat and Sunny the Seagull competed in a pancake race along the seafront.
Comedian Dave Morris starts a Pancake Race at Cato Street, Southwick, in February 1958. Winner of the race was Mrs Mitzi Lavender, 30, second from left.
A pancake race in Savacentre car park at The Galleries in 2000. Karen Robson, left, and Lesley Pugh, right, of the Millennium Cancer Appeal, with, left to right, Gordon Tarm and Gordon Smith, of Savacentre, and Joanne Etherington and Steven McKenna, of Asda.