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Easter Eggs

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Easter Eggs, South Shields

It’s that time of year

The school children will finish on Friday in South Shields to start a two week Easter Holiday – lucky them!

So the Easter Eggs or “Paste Egg” competitions have already taken place in our local schools. I’ve never quite worked out where the phrase “paste egg” came from, but the basic idea to to get a hard boiled egg, with the shell, and get painting and decorating to your hearts content. Many years ago in some parts of England it was a tradition to have egg rolling contests, to see who had an egg that could roll to the bottom of a large hill the furthest, without breaking. I believe they added vinegar to the bols harder, but I don’t remember any such traditions in South Shields!

Here are a selection of eggs (with the winners) from my local school made by children aged 4 – 10 years old, they were snapped with my Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 and composed into a template that I’d made in Photoshop.

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Written by curly

April 2, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Hi Curly

    I’m not 100% sure about this but I have always believed that ‘paste’, as in ‘paste eggs’ was a corruption of ‘paschal’.


    April 2, 2009 at 4:53 pm

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