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Shrove Tuesday Skipping, Scarborough, Yorkshire. BRITAIN ENGLAND UK ARCHIVE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY IMAGES BRITISH ENGLISH PICTURE LIBRARY FOLK CUSTOMS FOLKLORE
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Bell. Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. 1974.
In Scarborough the curfew bell, which hung at the entrance to the Hospital of St Thomas the Martre, used to be rung every morning and evening at six o'clock, and in particular at twelve noon on Shrove Tuesday as a signal to start frying the pancakes.
In 1861, when the Hospital was demolished, the bell was moved to
the town museum, and, since then, with the exception of the years 1939-45, the...