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Pace Egging in Burscough

Issue: 
Traditional Drama Forum - No.14

Article type: 
News articles

Credit - BCALandscape and Smiling Wolf
Credit - BCALandscape and Smiling Wolf

Burscough, a town in Lancashire, was well known as the home of Emma Vickers who, with colleagues, performed her own version of the pace-egg each Easter. In July, however, the fame of the town was spread more widely. West Lancashire District Council attracted substantial funding for environmental improvements for what became known as ‘The Fairy Tale of Burscough Bridge Project’. This was designed and run by a team from BCA Landscape & Smiling Wolf led by Andy Thomson.

 

Credit - BCALandscape and Smiling Wolf
Credit - BCALandscape and Smiling Wolf

As part of this project, a new pavement was installed in Wharf Square, Burscough, a pavement which records the town’s pace-egging past. The pavement was ceremonially opened by Bury Pace Eggers on Saturday July 19th.

For more on this ‘Fairy Tale, go tohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QFPR3OhO-o