The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27721   Message #936968
Posted By: Mark Dowding
21-Apr-03 - 04:13 AM
Thread Name: Help: Pace Egging?
Subject: RE: Help: Pace Egging?
To Grandad, Burscough

Do you remember Bill Gibbons and Emma Vicars going round with a group of people doing the Pace Egg play. I helped Sara Grey with a thing she was doing in Ormskirk at Cross Hall school in 1991 where the kids had to go and meet people who had a story to tell about the traditions of West Lancashire. I took someone to see Bill's sister and nephew (Bill had died by then) to have a chat with them. We also got in touch with Emma's daughter. The culmination of the project was a concert at the school where I sang the Pace Egg song, playing the tune on Bill's anglo concertina that was kindly loaned to me for the concert. We had a hundred or so kids on the stage joining in the chorus. It was a great moment and Bill's nephew came up to me later on thanking us for doing it. He said tears were streaming down his face as it brought so many memories of his uncle back to him.

Please get in touch as I wouldn't mind having a chat with you.