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Dave the Gnome 09 Apr 01 - 06:35 AM
John J 09 Apr 01 - 06:46 AM
Dave the Gnome 09 Apr 01 - 06:53 AM
Noreen 09 Apr 01 - 07:47 AM
Michael in Swansea 09 Apr 01 - 08:20 AM
Dave the Gnome 09 Apr 01 - 08:27 AM
Michael in Swansea 09 Apr 01 - 09:34 AM
GUEST,JohnB 09 Apr 01 - 12:42 PM
Dave the Gnome 10 Apr 01 - 04:40 AM
Dave Wynn 10 Apr 01 - 07:41 AM
Les from Hull 10 Apr 01 - 12:25 PM
Les from Hull 10 Apr 01 - 12:27 PM
GUEST,Les Brown 10 Apr 01 - 02:12 PM
Noreen 11 Apr 01 - 09:24 AM
Jack Blandiver 23 Feb 09 - 01:00 PM
Bill S from Adelaide 24 Feb 09 - 03:04 AM
Les in Chorlton 24 Feb 09 - 03:17 AM
John J 24 Feb 09 - 04:35 AM
Bryn Pugh 24 Feb 09 - 04:43 AM
Bill S from Adelaide 24 Feb 09 - 05:26 AM
Les in Chorlton 24 Feb 09 - 06:01 AM
John J 24 Feb 09 - 06:07 AM
Black belt caterpillar wrestler 24 Feb 09 - 07:30 AM
doncatterall 24 Feb 09 - 08:10 AM
GUEST,Johnogrimsby 24 Feb 09 - 09:59 AM
John J 24 Feb 09 - 01:42 PM
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Subject: Pace Egg Play
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 06:35 AM

A valiant knight am I and Hector is my name,
Many's the pace-egg play have I massacred and always enjoyed the same.

But this week I am avowed to act without a beer,
To play my merry songs and rhymes and still be of good cheer.

So come all you jolly fellows, a performance not to be missed
But on Sunday when the week is gone I will go forth and get well... acquainted with one or two glasses of amber fluid.

Wonder what I am on about???

Swinton Area tonight (Monday)
Possibly Chorley Area tomorrow
Westhoughton area on Thursday and, of course,
LANCASTER on Good Friday.

Come and see us. Don't get too close.....

Cheers

Dave the Gnome.


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: John J
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 06:46 AM

In comes I....I may see you at Lancaster, will say hello if I do! John


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 06:53 AM

Don't mix us up with the the Lancaster Pace-eggers who are doing the play Saturday and onwards - we are only there on Good Friday and known as the Abram Pace-Eggers.

The play is the same but you might get some funny looks from the Lancaster team if you ask them if they have a gnome and spotty dog in their company...:-)

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 07:47 AM

Looking forward to the experience this evening- see you at the White Lion, Dave.

(Er... What happens if I get too close?)

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Michael in Swansea
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 08:20 AM

Are you dragon friendly? Lancaster Pace-Eggers aren't.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 08:27 AM

We don't kill any if that's what you mean, Michael. Our St. George restricts his murderous rampage to Slasher, who gets brought back to life, the black prince of Paradine (wherever that is), who doesn't, and Hector, who he only wounds anyway.

DtG


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Michael in Swansea
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 09:34 AM

I'll try and catch you, hopefully our performing times won't clash.
Glad you're not like the murdering Lancastrians,*GRIN* There was one particular year when, seeing our flag on the wall in the George & Dragon, they said "You're not going to like this next bit" Dragons are alright, especially red ones.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 12:42 PM

Break an Egg DTG, sorry I won't be able to see you. JohnB


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 04:40 AM

Went well - especialy considering we did our first performance over the sounds of a juke box which the barmaid didn't know how to turn off! Could have tried rapping the play of course. Mmmmmm......

No performance around Chorley tonight - no one arranged it - so next is Westhoughton and Dangerous Courner (Hindley) on Thursday. See some of you at Lancaster on Friday as well.

Spoke to St George about Welsh dragons and he says they are safe with him. He doesn't want to end up like Anne Robinson!

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Dave Wynn
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 07:41 AM

Pace Egg Play...Pace Egg Play.....was that what it was.....I thought it was all a dream....at least it developed a dream-like ethereal quality every time DtG walked under a spot light and set off patterns of coloured lights from his body armour (made from old CD's). The effect was slightly spoiled by the fact they kept dropping off.

Dragons are cool with us...we never sleigh them.

Spot the Doc


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Les from Hull
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 12:25 PM

In comes I, Les from 'ull I'd like to see you but me diary's full


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Les from Hull
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 12:27 PM

Be careful about any messages from Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: GUEST,Les Brown
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 02:12 PM

In comes I little devil doubt, (Southport mummers 20 odd years ago) sorry I can't get to Lancaster until Sunday. (I still remember being goosed by some old biddy in a town center pub in Wigan when nobutalad.)


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Noreen
Date: 11 Apr 01 - 09:24 AM

Enjoyed the evening very much... thanks for the play, chaps. I didn't get too close- but I had the baby wipes to hand just in case! :0)

Have fun with the remaining performances, and Happy Easter.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 01:00 PM

Anything in Lancaster this year???


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Bill S from Adelaide
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 03:04 AM

Ee, its starting to come back. Stockport Pace Eggers in the 70's. The first pub happened to be the meeting point for a fancy dress party so nobody batted an eyelid when we went in. A few pints later we were in the town centre where I found myself with my arm round a charming lady constable trying to invite her to the pub. This was before breathalysers of course.
Also In Altrincham where we decided we really had to inflict ourselves on the dreadful George and Dragon, the manager burst in in his tux to break up the fight then looked a bit sheepish when he realised.
Sadly, the Melbourne dragon was a victim of the bushfires.
Happy days!


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 03:17 AM

Was this Stockport play connected to Gorton Morris Men by any chance Bill?

L in C


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: John J
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 04:35 AM

Or was it 'Old Ball' of Stan Gee fame? The last I heard, Old Ball was languishing in Stan's cellar, that was about 5-6 years ago.

I think a Play in Altrincham I was vaguely involved in during the 1970s was rooted in the Malt Shovels Folk Club.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 04:43 AM

(Southport Mummers, many moons ago)

I can cure the small pox, the large pox
And the MOLLY GRUBS !

(Sotto voce, Pete the Musician : not the fuckin' molly grubs again ?)


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Bill S from Adelaide
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 05:26 AM

In comes I a jolly old man
Just the mollygrubs, you were lucky, I had the pits, pox, palsy and the gout, pains within and pains without (pains without what?)

Stockport PE had a connection with Gorton called Ian O'Toole who had become the keeper of the tradition. The Pace Eggers were seen once a year unless you went to more than one pub that night. A few of the pubs were shall we say dodgy, but we made it out alive and finished at Poynton. How I drove home is a mystery to me yet, I was over the limit after the first pub.
The Alti StGeoerges night was very much a Bollin morris connection, again, once a year.
A friend of my then other half passed on a set of Mummers costumes she picked up at a clearance in Cheshire. She described the place but couldn't remember where it was. Detective Duncan worked it out and amazingly obtained a copy of a previously unknown mummers play. A burst pipe destroyed most of the costumes sadly but I passed on a waistcoat from the kit. I have no idea what happened to the play or the weskit.
Wassail
Bill


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 06:01 AM

I had much fun as Miss Kitty Fair (?) around 1980 with Ian O'Toole as the Doctor I think

Les
Wig, big frock and plastic mac


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: John J
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 06:07 AM

Bollin Morris had an EGM last night, amongst other things it was to discuss how we can recover the lost history of what the side got up to. I had no idea there was a Pace Egging Play involvement.

I gather there's going to be a revival of the Champagne Brunches held around St Georges Day. These events were traditionally when scrapbooks were updated. I have a gander at the scrapbooks at the next meet.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 07:30 AM

The Lancaster pace-eggers have recently associated themselves with the Maritime festival for at least one of their performances on Easter Saturday but with it not happening this year I'm not sure of their programme.
I shall probably be able to find out during the next week.


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: doncatterall
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 08:10 AM

I remember pace egging around Stockport with Ian O'Toole on Easter Saturday (1974?)- other characters included Duncan Broomhead, Pete Rose & Tony Hill(?)


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: GUEST,Johnogrimsby
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 09:59 AM

The Stockport play still takes place on Good Friday evening. Some of the old crowd are still involved: Ash, Clogs (although not this year I believe), Pete, Brian.

There are some recent photos on Flickr.


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Subject: RE: Pace Egg Play
From: John J
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 01:42 PM

Hello Don.


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