Sunday, 30 January 2011

Mike's Thing That He Does

Yeah, this one's here


Billy said I was allowed to advertise this thing I've been doing on here. Basically, I've started doing a web-comic kind of thing on Most of the time I just hold up pieces of paper, but occasionally I do other stuff. I'm going to pretend to be modest and say that it's not very good (but obviously I want you to think it's great).

So, please visit this and if you like it, return every so often to look at new things that I'll have put up.


Mike (but I do a whole pseudonym thing on Deviantart, so shh about me being called Mike)

But yeah, thanks

Monday, 24 January 2011

Lee Dam Swim, Lumbutts

Hi All,

Sorry it's taken so long to post since the swim last week at Lee Dam, Lumbutts. Well, it was very cold indeed! 5 degrees! But, due to the huge buzz and rush of adrenaline it didn't seem that cold at all! I could have stayed in there for hours... Well, a slight exaggeration perhaps! Very refreshing, very crazy and very unique. It was extremely enjoyable, and I shall be doing it again next year for sure.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who sponsored myself and Dieter Rutkowski, we raised around £300 for our respective charities (Australian Flood Appeal and The Great Generation), and your support made it all worthwhile and I'm delighted that we managed to raise so much for two great charities. 

I think it's only fair to mention that Dieter won the race too, which is a fantastic achievement. I shan't be intentionally slower next year though...

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Lumbutts Reservoir Swim

It is official, after much deliberation, Billy will be doing the Lumbutts Reservoir Swim tomorrow (Sunday 16th January 2011). He will be doing it in aid of the Queensland Government who are accepting donations to support the Queensland Flood Victims. 

If you would like to sponsor Billy, please let him know either on here or by emailing him on

Thanks for your generosity!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

New Faces in 2011 Pace Egg Cast

The Midgley Pace Eggers are delighted to announce that James Kay, Sol Cotton, Tom Jennings and Matthew Kinton will join the Midgley Pace Eggers for their 2011 performances on Good Friday. The standard at the auditioning process was, as always, very high and made selection difficult, but the four who will be joining us this year are four fantastic additions and we look forward to working with them and blooding some new talent this year.

Good Friday this year is on 22nd April.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Pace Egg Auditions

It's that time of year again where the Midgley Pace Eggers hold auditions in hope of finding some new and budding Thespians for this years Pace Egg extravaganza. 

The Midgley Pace Egg play is an old tradition within the Calder Valley, and has been performed for many years on Good Friday. The Pace Egg is based on the oldest play in the world, The Mummers Play.

The story is based around Saint George's triumphs and the whole play boasts his great champion status. Throughout the performance three challengers try to defeat Saint George (Bold Slasher, Black Prince of Paradine and Hector), who is a very cocky and mighty character. The play consists of eight characters, which this year was again made available to all ages, due to the school’s excessive range of performing talent. As always, it will be an all boys cast due to the ancient traditions of the play.

If you are interested in taking part in this years play, then auditions will be held this Tuesday, 3pm in the Ted Hughes Theatre at Calder High School. More info can be obtained from 

Sunday, 2 January 2011

New Year's Day Treasure Hunt

The Annual New Year's Day Treasure Hunt, held in Mytholmroyd has raised a total of £147.36 in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity.

A total of 40 families entered the treasure hunt, a healthy increase on last years numbers and fun was had by all. The Hunt entailed a nice scenic walk around the countryside of Mytholmroyd with clues spread throughout for families to solve.

Billy Painter, who also organised the event last year commented, “I’m delighted with the amount of interest it has generated in the local community and the number of people who came to take part” 

“It was nice to see many familiar faces from last year enjoying the walk again and to make a financial contribution to a good cause like The Fire Fighters Charity” said Painter.

The Treasure Hunt (A Route) was won by the ‘Batty Walkers’ who scored 29 points out of a possible 31. Second place went to the ‘Mawby Family’ with 28 points, whilst ‘Sally + Co’ and ‘A Leah’ occupied third place with a total of 27 points. The winner of the Treasure Hunt (B Route) was ‘D. Pratt’ with a total of 21 point out of a possible 23. 

Details of the Summer 2011 Treasure Hunt will be released in the coming months.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

The Painter's Chronicle Team would like to wish all of our valued subscripients a very Happy New Year and all the very best for 2011.