Village on a roll

Youngsters taking part in the egg rolling competition in Elwick Village
Youngsters taking part in the egg rolling competition in Elwick Village

YOUNGSTERS marked the Easter weekend in egg-cellent fashion as they took part in a quirky village event.

More than a dozen youngsters turned out at Elwick Village Shop and Post Office - all high in the hopes of winning the village’s very first egg rolling competition.

From there the group, along with parents and friends, made their way to a grass area in Elwick, known as the Gyll, and rolled their eggs down the hill.

The winners were the owners of the eggs which rolled the furthest distance.

Six-year old Yve Mailen and Ross Harll, 12, both who live in the village, were crowned champions.

The event was organised by Elwick Millennium Association (EMA).

Members wanted to put on an activity that was a little bit different which the children could enjoy over the Easter period.

Maxine Coss, chairman of EMA, said: “It was a really fun afternoon.

“The children really enjoyed it as did the adults who came along with the youngsters.”

The children painted their own designs on to the eggs before the competition.

Ten had signed up in advance but organisers were delighted as even more joined in with the fun and signed up on the day.

Maxine added: “Entry was free and we were really pleased with the turn out.

“You never really know what type of response you are going to get when it’s the first time for an event.

“But the feedback has been excellent.

“I think it will definitely be making an appearance again next year.”