20 flippin’ good pictures of Pancake Day in Sheffield over the years

It’s that time of year where it’s perfectly acceptable to eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Monday, 15th February 2021, 3:14 pm
Updated Monday, 15th February 2021, 3:22 pm
Pancake pictures from the past
Pancake pictures from the past

Take a look back at these fun-filled photos from our archive which show people taking part in pancake races, doing the pancake toss and tucking into some tasty treats.

Who can you spot in this gallery that goes back to the 1970s?

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Competitors in the Woodhouse pancake race, February 1975

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Brian Byard won the pancake race for the 2nd year in February 1978
L to R Bridget Concannon 7, Paula Watts, 9, and Donna Shimwell, 8 before their pancake race in February 1980
Andy D'Agnore, the Sheffield Green Party prospective candidate, outside the town Hall in 1997
The 2000 Shopmobility Pancake Race in Orchard Square. From left: Lord Mayor Coun Trevor Bagshaw, Master Cutler Stuart Johnson and Chamber of Trade President Jeff Robertson pictured before the race.
Intake Primary School nursery pupils, from left, Stephen Gibbs, aged three, Edward McDonagh, aged four, Jade Wilson, aged three, and Jodi Burfield, aged four, are pictured with a yummy pancake back in 2001
Martine Verwij at the Double Dutch pancake takeaway in Orchard Square, Sheffield in 2001
Paul MacNeil chef at the Charnwood Hotel,Sheffield, tossing a pancake in 2001
Rev Hilary Smart, seen with her hiking gear, at the William Temple Church Vicarage, Harborough Ave, Manor, in 2002 as she prepared for a Moroccan mountain hike and held a fundraising pancake evening to raise more money
Eating Dutch Pancakes are beauty therapists Natalie Muscroft and Odette Edley pictured in 2003.
Birley Community college students got pancake tossing lessons as part of their French meal made for teachers, from Barry Cook, chef at Ardsley House Hotel, Barnsley, left to right, Sarah Gregg, Angela Orvice, Rachel Handisides and Mellisa Barrett, all aged 15 in 2003
Martine Verweij and her partner, Brian Tear, pictured at the Dutch Pancake House, Orchard Square in 2004
Chef Jamie Bosworth tossing a pancake outside the Taste Cafe, Hunters Bar in 2005
The Orchard Square Pancake Race in 2006
Alison Wright tosing her pancakes at Yorkies in 2007
Little Chef's Kelvin McGowan took to the city’s streets in 2008 to giveaway its legendary pancakes
The Hub cookery students,from left, Lewis Pilsworth, aged 17, of Misson, Ian Ellison, aged 49, of Doncaster, and Josh Raybould-Cridge, aged 18, of Wheatley Hills, tossed their pancakes in 2009
Ann Gray (stood, left) and Eunice Randall serve up pancakes to Janet Hughes (left) and Glenise Sinnott, of Warmsworth, at the Methodist Church Hall in Tickhill in 2010
Jess Searby and Hazel Joel with pancakes and toppings in 2011
Sheffield Univesity's Guiness World record attempt on the Big Flip, pancake tossing, held at The Paddock, Encliffe Village, Sheffield in 2012