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Thread #128514 Message #2895130
Posted By: GUEST, Sminky
27-Apr-10 - 05:39 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Egg rolling, Rivington Pike, Easter Mon
Subject: RE: Folklore: Egg rolling, Rivington Pike, Easter Mon
The event was captured on film by Mitchell and Kenyon c.1901 (at about 1:03 you can actually see an egg being rolled amid all the chaos!).
Blackpool Central Station had extra-long platforms, certainly in my lifetime, specifically to cope with the number and length of the 'Specials' that ran during the various wakes weeks. I suspect that many of the Mitchell and Kenyon seaside films were made during wakes weeks. It looks like my idea of hell.