WHO doesn’t love Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day as it has become better known?

The event provides the opportunity for people to make, and of course eat, pancakes, the day particularly popular with younger people. The tradition is well celebrated across the Tyne Valley, with a number of activities usually organised throughout the district.

In 2015, we sent a photographer to Slack House Farm, in Gilsland, to capture the festivities held down on the farm. Workers taught customers about life on a working farm, how food is produced locally and how the all important ingredients to make the perfect pancake.

Our photographer also captured the activities at Point Church, based in Hexham, the same year.