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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. 

Pace Egg

Midgley Pace Egg Play 2016

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.

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.

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See also:

Heptonstall Pace Egg Play 2017

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