Penshaw Bowl 2019: Rolling back the clock with these great action pictures as entries open for Easter event

With less than two weeks to wait until this year’s Penshaw Bowl, we have taken a trip down memory lane to last year’s event.

By Debra Fox
Friday, 05 April, 2019, 11:10
Coun Doris MacKnight with her husband consort Keith with one of the prize winners Blake Carr, 5, of Ashbrooke.

The rain may not have been shining, but that certainly didn’t spoil the fun as thousands of children flocked to Herrington Country Park to roll their eggs and join in with this much-loved Sunderland tradition. Take a look at our pictures and see if you can spot anyone you know.

Families taking part in the Penshaw Bowl.
The Penshaw Bowl is one of the most popular events in Sunderland's calendar.
Ready, steady, roll!
Wrapped up and ready to roll, whatever the weather.
Youngsters between one and 11 are challenged to take part and send their decorated eggs down the hill.
Watching the fun unfold.

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A fantastic turn out at the 2018 Penshaw Bowl.
Checking out the competition.
A little Easter Bunny spotted enjoying the fun.
A young competitor with her decorated egg.
This year's event is taking place on Thursday, April 18.
Will and your family be heading along to take part?
Families are being advised to book slots for their children online.