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Pace eggs......................

an old cumbria tradition .....

the eggs are boiled with onion skins to dye them ......

the more skins used the richer the colour...

then you polish them with a little dripping from the traditional easter sunday roast......

 

the reason for this is you hide the pace eggs and let the kids hunt them out....... afterwards then they are kept to play egg dumps down the pub.......

egg dumps i hear you say....

you pit your egg against everyone elses ....

in turn you hold your egg in your clenched hand with the tip out and others hit the top of your egg with the pointed end......

whoevers egg is left uncracked wins.......

you normally win a free amount of beer at the pub depending on how good or mean the landlord is.........................

 

then the last bit is just mingin.......

they peel the eggs and chuck them into a pack of crisps and swill them in vinegar......

then the dirty sods eat them........

 

yum...

cant beat good old traditions lol..xxxx

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Taken on April 16, 2006