VISITORS to St Asaph Cathedral will be able to step back in time to discover the history of some well-known traditions associated with Lent and Easter.

A series of free, drop-in craft events will take place in March and April. Through the sessions, visitors will be able to learn about Lent and Easter in Tudor and Victorian Times.

The first event is a Time Traveller's Pancake Day on Shrove Tuesday, March 5 from 3pm to 5pm at the Cathedral. Crafters will be able to make a pancake bell, play a Tudor food game and follow the pancake trail.

Lorna Kernahan, Cathedral’s activities coordinator, said: "The pancake bell dates back centuries to when a bell was rung reminding people to use up all their eggs and fats before Lent. Even today, the pancake bell is still rung in some communities, and we’ll be making our own here.

"In the lead up to Good Friday, on April 17, we’ll be thinking about the traditions associated with hot cross buns and making our own from clay.

"After Easter weekend, on April 25, we’ll be focusing on Victorian traditions, making Easter bonnets and Easter cards."

Last December, the Cathedral ran a heritage craft day, offering visitors the chance to experience a Tudor or Victorian Christmas.

The event on Wednesday, April 17 will run between 1pm and 3pm and on the Thursday, April 25, between 1pm and 3pm.