Shrove Tuesday Football (1935)

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    Full title reads: "Shrove Tuesday Football. Alnwick and Ashbourne stage old-time customs". Alnwick, Northumberland. Various shots of game of football played by all men in village. The ball is thrown into crowd from battlements of Alnwick castle. The goals are made from branches covered in greenery. In the end the game turns into a fight for the ball in the River Aln. Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Natural sound. M/S of two men and a crowd of kids. One of the men holds aloft a ball and announces as secretary of Shrovetide Football Committee he has great pleasure in presenting it to Mr. Charles Tirby of Derby to throw. Various shots of football game going through village involving crowds of people. Very chaotic but great fun. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: Join us on Facebook at: Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:817.42
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    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 9 months ago
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