Happy Easter everyone!
For the past 30 years, neighbours of England’s steepest street have hosted an annual Easter egg roll. Competitors gather at the top of the hill and roll their eggs to the bottom, in the hopes of winning a chocolate one.
If you want to compete, you need to bring your own egg which you can decorate any way you want. This is a great Easter activity for kids and makes finding your egg at the end a lot easier.
The roll is done in two groups, first the kids then the adults. The atmosphere definitely shifted when the adults were competing. There was a lot more tension and commentating going on. I also noticed there was no polite shyness when it came to laughing at the failures too!
Surprisingly, my egg was not a winner. After exploding on impact, what was left of it splatted into the curb scattering the remains (and my hopes of winning) across the pavement.
After a brilliant hour of rolling, the winners were declared, prizes presented and we were off to collect our losing eggs, or what was left of them anyway. It was a brilliant day and a truly unique and wonderfully simple way of celebrating Easter.
Famous for being England’s steepest street, Vale Street measures at roughly a 22° gradient incline. In icy conditions the residents have been known to chain their cars to the railings to stop them sliding away. It’s best advised to park your car (if you dare) on a perpendicular angle to the street to save it rolling down the hill.
To live on this street you must have tough legs, a good heart and a strong handbrake!