All Through The Town (1927)

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    Item title reads: ""All through the town. Advent of Lent celebrated with Centuries-old Shrovetide Football Game. The tradespeople take no risk." Chester Le Street, Durham M/S street scene with shopkeepers boarding up their shops with wooden batons to protect windows. There is a high angle shot of a very crowded street and there seems to be a charge forward (as the game begins?) We then see a group of young men in winter coats and jackets, running along a stream chasing a ball to and fro in a mass free for all football match. Crowds watch from the sides and from a bridge. Note : Winter madness as chaps mess about in freezing water chasing a ball! 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: Join us on Facebook at: Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:672.12
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    Newcastle University (Youtube)
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    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years, 1 month ago
    Viewed: 382 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
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