2017 Pace Egg Play - Midgley version
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Former pupils of Calder High School have joined together with current pupils to continue the tradition of performing the Midgley Pace Egg through the ancient settlements of the Upper Calder Valley.
Passed down through generations by word of mouth, the Pace Egg play has changed over the years in many different ways.
In the Midgley version the players comprise; a Fool, St George, Bold Slasher, Doctor, Black Prince, King of Egypt, Hector, Toss Pot and the Bugler, everyone different, everyone matters! This year it certainly will be a little bit different!
All the plays have a hero and a villain, usually St George and the Black Prince, who take part in combat, symbolising the emergence of Spring and its victory in battle over Winter.
Come along and support the players, cheer on your favourite Hero or Villain and help them raise a few gold coins for Charity.
08:45 – Banksfield
09:30- Todmorden Market
10:30 - Mytholmroyd: St Michael’s Church
11:00 - Hebden Bridge: Holme Street
11:30 - Hebden Bridge: The Square
12:15 - Pecket Well: The Robin hood
13:15 - Hebden Bridge: The Marina,
14:00 - Luddenden Village
14:30 - Midgley: Central Bus stop
15:00 – Heptonstall: Weaver’s Square.
HebWeb Feature on the Pace Egg plays with photos from previous years, background, news items, audio and video clips
Photo Gallery 2016
HebWeb News: Pace Egg play 2016
Photo Gallery - 2015
Photo Gallery - 2014