This is the website for Belthorn village in Lancashire. It is a space for villagers past and present to share information about the latest news and what’s happening in our community.
Don’t forget that Tuesday the 8th of March is Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day!
Shrove Tuesday comes from the ritual of shriving where Christians would confess their sins in order to receive absolution. The absolution would release them from the guilt and pain their sins have caused them. In other parts of the world Shrove Tuesday is known as Mardi Gras.
 
Shrove Tuesday is also of course, known as Pancake Day. Pancakes were made and eaten to use up rich food stuffs, like eggs and milk, prior to fasting for the period of Lent. Pancake races have also formed part of Shrove Tuesday traditions and customs. Pancakes are easy to make and everyone loves them so get cooking! Yum yum!
As usual, please let me have any news or details of any upcoming events so that I can include them on the website.
You can contact me using the Contact Us form by clicking on the link to the left hand side of this page.
Best wishes,
Gwen
The Editor
The Belthorn website
We hope you will enjoy and use this website. Please submit material to the site by using the form on the Contact Us page. Tell us about any upcoming events or have your say about something that affects our village. Tell us about what other things you’d like to see on this website. It’s our village and our website – please use it!