Next week it’s time to get out the flour, eggs and milk and celebrate a great British tradition.

Yes, next Tuesday it’s Shrove Tuesday, the final day before the start of Lent.

To mark the occasion, we have been back into the archives to dig out a few photos of Pancake Day fun from years gone by.

It was clearly a much bigger deal back in the Eighties when special pancake races were held in Blackburn town centre attracting teams from colleges and organisations.

Fancy dress appears to have been the order of the day for many of them too.

If you took part in any of them, you may be on one of the photos or know someone who was.

If you have any photos of Pancake Day events, email them to or leave a comment