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Easter Eggs

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easter paste eggs, South Shields, Mortimer Primary School

The Egg Competition

One of the traditions about Easter in England is the art of decorating a “paste egg”, which is very popular with schoolchildren. The egg is hard boiled for about five minutes then painted or decorated with assorted bits and pieces to resemble something familiar to children. These are some of the entrants to the annual “paste egg” competition held at Mortimer Primary School,in South Shields.

In some parts of the country “egg rolling” competitions are held, where these decorated eggs are rolled down a hill and the egg that rolls the furthest without it’s shell breaking is declared the winner.

Written by curly

April 8, 2007 at 12:40 am

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  1. Ah, the Easter egg roll. That is a familiar practice to us in the U.S. I wonder if it was taken from you in the UK?


    April 8, 2007 at 1:23 am

  2. Great colourful shot of wonderful childrens work. Good one Curly.

    John - Melbourne

    April 8, 2007 at 2:10 am

  3. I remember doing this as a child in England. Thanks for the memories and love the photo. Happy Easter – Jilly – Menton and Monte Carlo DP x


    April 8, 2007 at 5:36 pm

  4. Looks like loads of fun for all ages!
    Happy Easter from your friends in Minneapolis!


    April 8, 2007 at 7:38 pm

  5. Thanks for the good wishes guys, a Happy Easter to you too!


    April 8, 2007 at 8:30 pm

  6. Just came back from visiting my grandchildren. With the temp in the 20’s, the egg hunt was held indoors. The calender says it is spring but the temp says different. We had 2″ of snow overnight and I was awakened by the snowplow with the sander at 6 am. What a crazy weather pattern we have been in this winter and spring.

    Clare, Clinton, New York, USA

    April 8, 2007 at 10:35 pm

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