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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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Lots of egg-citement as families enjoy traditional Ulverston pastime

SPIDER-MAN and a clutch of other superheroes met a messy end as decorated eggs were sent hurtling down the Hoad Hill in Ulverston as part of a traditional bank holiday Monday egg roll.

The further they rolled and harder they smashed the greater the glee from children strategically positioned up the steep slopes as the sun brought out the crowds to enjoy the traditional Easter pastime.

There were no winners, no organisers, just lots of egg-citing family fun on a warm, spring afternoon.

Yvonne Blood, of Ulverston, took her children, Anika, five, and Henry, three, to meet up with friends at Hoad.

She said: “It was really good fun. We weren’t sure about what and when and if, so we just walked over to Hoad with some hard boiled eggs and two minutes later a crowd appeared.

“People just did it out of tradition and community spirit.”

The family stuck with tradition and dyed their eggs with onion skins but will be taking inspiration from some of the more colourful superhero designs for next year.

Up to 500 children were expected to take part in an egg roll in Barrow Park today (Tues).

Barrow, Ulverston and Millom Children’s Centre have organised the joint event in which children could launch decorated eggs down the hill in exchange for a chocolate egg at the bottom.

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