Celebrates The Advent Of Lent With Centuries Old Football Game (1926)

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    Alnwick, Northumberland. All the men of the village play a huge game of football, a tradition to celebrate the coming of Lent. The game has very few rules and most men appear to play in their suits and flat caps! M/S of a group of men standing outside a castle, a bagpiper stands in the middle of them. M/S of the group of men walking up the driveway of the castle, a man in a top hat and tails passes one of the men a football. M/S of the procession of men coming through a large arches gate, crowds of children and men follow them. M/S of a crowd of men and boys, they surround a man holding a football, the man kicks the ball and they all swarm forward. Various shots of the game being played in a field, there appears to be a sort of goal post in the foreground, it has been decorated with greenery. Note: for shots of a similar football tradition, this time in Derbyshire, please see record for CELEBRATES THE ADVENT, also in G 1269. Note: original issue sheet states this version was for 'Newcastle only'. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:454.14
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    Newcastle University (Youtube)
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    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q3P4Z84WZA
    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 5 months ago
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