Added Wednesday, 20 June 2007

2pm Start

Pageant Day is drawing near for the residents of Midgley as they prepare to celebrate their history, heritage and vibrant community as a hill-top village. The Midgley Pageant, on Saturday June 30th, will centre on a series of mini-plays portraying the village's history, starting in front of the Chapel Car Park at 2pm, and winding through the village to Midgley Recreation Ground.

Entertainment also includes Midgley School Pace Egg and hymn singing, Punch & Judy, music & dancers, and traditional games and races, including Tug of War, and Midgley's own 'race down Th'undred'.

Photos from Pennine Perspectives: Aspects of the History of Midgley

The day's events will be in Midgley recreation ground around craft & refreshment stalls, a bar, and to finish with, a grand hog roast. Programmes with more information will be available at the Pageant and Midgley Village Shop.

Calderdale MP Chris McCafferty will be at the Pageant to preside over the official launch of a new book by the Midgley history group: "Pennine Perspectives: Aspects of the History of Midgley", in Midgley Recreation Ground at 5pm.

The main road through Midgley will be closed from 12 noon to 5pm for the duration of the Pageant. Parking for the Pageant will be at Mytholmroyd Community Centre and Luddenden Lane Car Parks. A regular bus service will operate between these locations and the top of Midgley Scout.


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