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  1. Yes Alan that is how we decorated most of the eggs, hand painting the rest of them. My dad was quite an artist and he would paint pictures mostly the three crosses etc, he even made "Humpty Dumpy" eggs, plastercine limbs and sitting on a match box, my wife won a wrist watch with one at "the Club" or Grapes! These are about 35 years old, and come out each year.
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  2. Thanks Ovalteeny- I will be in touch via email in a few minutes.- It seems we share similar interests.
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  3. I have spent quite a bit of time researching Bedlington Mechanics FC, from 1948 and subsequently widened my search to include all the local teams from the Colliery Villages in East Northumberland. I have league table for several years from 1946-1960's for Northern Alliance, Northern Combination and Miners Welfare Leagues. I am happy to pass on the info that I have (albeit incomplete) by way of the spreadsheets that I compiled. If QVC would like to e-mail me on jack261@btinternet.com then I'm happy to expand further and also happy to share the spreadsheets. Ovalteeny
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  4. Now you have me thinking Vic - how we did our paste eggs? My memory says our mam would boil the ones to be used for japping with the brown outer skins of onions making the egg shell stain a patchy brown. On half of the eggs to be boiled for japping my dad was allowed to put designs on them by using a candle. He would draw out a pattern, with the candle, on the egg shell and the egg would then be wrapped with the onion skins, secured onto the egg with cord/twine, and then the egg boiled. When the onion skins were removed, after boiling, the wax from the candle had protected the
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  5. 1. Ukrainian Easter egg 2. The Easter Bilby 3. Dairy products 4. Peter Carl Fabergé's 5. Pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre, who was celebrated at beginning of spring. 6. Fertility and rebirth, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus, from which Jesus resurrected. 7. Queen Elizabeth I 8. Germany 9. President Hayes 10. Establish Easter Sunday as the Sunday following the second Saturday in April 11. No 12. 40 days 13. 16 oz 14.
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  6. I think mine was too! However, i did get to taste a Thorntons egg ( a very small piece of) a couple of times in my childhood. My sister worked for Berthe Burns in her 'Tea Rooms in Morpeth and Bertha was very generous at Xmas and Easter when her employees recieved a small box of chocolates (Xmas) or a chocolate egg (Easter) - always from Thorntons.
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