Alnwick (1938)

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Alnwick". Alnwick, Northumberland. A football is dropped to the crowd from the ramparts of Alnwick Castle. People parade with the ball to the playing area. The ball is kicked off for the start of the traditional Shrovetide game of "Football". Various shots of the rough and tumble game. People push and shove. Shots of people retrieving the ball from the river. MS of the two men who got the ball from the river. N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Presumably from 1930s Gazettes. There are several missing stories covering the traditional Shrovetide football game in Alnwick - it is not clear if this is one of those. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: Join us on Facebook at: Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:1905.23
  • Owner

  • Source

    Newcastle University (Youtube)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 10 years ago
    Viewed: 775 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
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