The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27721   Message #936991
Posted By: greg stephens
21-Apr-03 - 06:43 AM
Thread Name: Help: Pace Egging?
Subject: RE: Help: Pace Egging?
My grandfather used to talk to me about Pace Egging in Millom, Cumberland(Cumbria). This would be c1900. As children they rolled eggs down a hill on Easter Saturday. I have a photo of him as a late teenager(I would guess) with a friend, blacked-up(smeared roughly, rather than uniformly black), in old clothes, looking rough rather than costumed. Alas, I dont know whether this was to perform a play, sing a song to collect money or just to fool around. He did refer to a play once, but I was only young and didnt interrogate him as deeeeply as I should have! So I dont know if the photograph directly relates to the play or not.