Pancake Day 2016: Birmingham's bizarre Shrove Tuesday traditions revealed

People in Birmingham and across Britain are getting ready to flip in the kitchen for Pancake Day 2016.
As well as the national tradition for getting out the frying pan, Birmingham and the Black Country have their own folklore connected to pancakes.
In some parishes in the Midlands, a Pancake Bell used to be rung at 11am on Shrove Tuesday to signal that it was time to prepare the batter.
The first three pancakes were marked with a cross, sprinkled with salt to ward off evil spirits - and were not eaten. Then it was time to make more that could safely be devoured.
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13 May 2016 in Regional West, Views: 23
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