Paste Egg Field
"A field called Paste Egg ... obviously this sloping valley side was a venue for egg rolling ... this Easter we decided to revive the custom. The owner was enthusiastic and mowed a special "bouling sward" as he thought the vegetation too long to achieve a good run.
Forty children and grown-ups turned up to dye their eggs with onion, gorse and cow parsley. We then bouled and jarped (?) the eggs, ensuring that a new generation experienced these traditional pastimes.
All in all, a great success and we fully expect to repeat the activity next year."
Noel, Lanchester Wildlife Group, County Durham, 1995
Quoted in :
FIELD DAYS, 1: Fields, their names and potential for celebration
- one of a number of publications on fields (amongst other things) available from Common Ground
Young egg rollers photographed in 1996 by Richard Grassick
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