On Shrove Tuesday Master Pickering wins the Dean's guinea for securing the largest portion of the pancake.
The traditional Shrove Tuesday football game in Alnwick - the whole village plays.
People of Binche in Belgium rehearse for the Shrove Tuesday fete.
Manchester University students toss pancakes and collect money during their Shrove Tuesday Rag.
Practically the whole town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire takes part in a traditional football match through the streets. Chaos ensues as there are no rules.
Students of Manchester hold a Shrovetide rag through the streets.
Manchester University students' Shrove Tuesday rag procession in aid of local hospitals.
Annual football games in Alnwick and Ashbourne - there are a few rules, entire towns take part.
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Shots of the traditional Shrovetide football game in Alnwick.
Traditional shrove Tuesday football game at Atherstone, Warwickshire.
Olney pancake race, Lord Alexander to become Defence Minister, Marie Besnard accused of 12 murders.
Annual 'football-through-the-streets' game in Atherstone.
Traditional game of Shrove Tuesday football played in streets of Atherstone, Derbyshire.
Twice a year the men of Ashbourne play football through the streets of the town.
Pancake race amuses crowds of London's East End.
Trainee army cooks learn to cook and toss pancakes.
Pancakes races and Madi Gras parades in celebration of Shrove Tuesday around the world.