Pace Egg 2016

Times as follows:

Good Friday, 25th March in Weavers Square

11:15 Heptonstall Pace Egg

12:30 Heptonstall Pace Egg

2:00 Heptonstall Pace Egg

3:00 Calder High Pace Egg

4:00 Heptonstall Pace Egg

Pace Egg

The Juggler capers in, dodging rain from the West

St George has a brolly and a star on his breast

Bold Slasher likes rain, he’ll not hide with the rest

The Doctor has a topper, he knows what is best

The Black Prince of Paradise, his robe’s put to the test

The Egyptian King’s slaves keep him dry. Not a jest!

Hector The Champion is snug ‘neath his crest

But what of poor Tosspot, his coat’s not the best

Ah he’s safe from the floods, he’s found an old life vest!

If you, like the others, want to be well impressed

Good Friday! The Pace Egg! Make Heptonstall your dest…..(ination)!

With thanks to Andy Carter for the words and Frank Sutcliffe for the original photograph. This year we will be collecting for the: Community Foundation for Calderdale Flood Relief Fund and East African Playgrounds project to build safe play areas for village children in East Africa.

Please come by foot or public transport. Parking in the village is very limited.

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Heptonstall Pace Egg video

This year’s Pace Egg play was a rip-roaring success as usual, this year captured on film by videographer and local resident Paul Cooke. As well as excerpts from the show, you can also hear St George, Hector and the rest of the motley crew try and explain what it’s all about, while the Doctor, played by Dave Burnop, tells us how the play was revived for the village:

 

Pace Egg Heptonstall 3 April 2015 from Paul Cooke on Vimeo.