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Midgley Pace Egg Play

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Despite trials and tribulations and the split from Calder High School, the performances are continuing, with some support from the Hebden Bridge History Society. The boys are determined that the tradition continues, and have, over the past few years, been rehearsing and performing with little and last year, no support from School.

Despite rumours to the contrary, and with the support of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society, the boys are back in town! Former pupils of Calder High School once again continue the tradition of performing the Midgley Pace Egg through the ancient settlements of the Upper Calder Valley to entertain the crowds and raise funds for Charity.

Midgley Pace Egg

Passed down through generations by word of mouth, the Pace Egg play is a popular Good Friday tradition, symbolising the emergence of Spring and its victory in battle over Winter. 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. Sword fights, Drama, Lost love (well...a missing wife...), the Pace Egg has it all! Better than any Soap Opera!

The players will perform at nine sites up above and along the Upper Calder Valley, with the final 'BIG ONE' up at Weaver's Square, Heptonstall at 3:00pm. 

Come along and support the players, cheer on your favourite Hero or Villain, have fun and help them raise a few gold coins for Charity. 

Performance Times

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.


See also:

Heptonstall Pace Egg Play

HebWeb Feature on the Pace Egg Play

Photos from the 2017 Pace Egg play

Midgley Pace Egg Play - recent news