ONCE A YEAR 1970s BRITISH FOLKLORE
SHROVE TUESDAY AND ASH WEDNESDAY Royal Shrovetide Football ASHBOURNE, DERBYSHIRE ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPH
SHROVE TUESDAY AND ASH WEDNESDAY
Royal Shrovetide Football
ASHBOURNE, DERBYSHIRE 1974
Although Shrovetide football, a sort of rugby with a minimum of rules, has died out in many places in Britain, The game is played on both days between the Up'ards, those born north of the Henmore, a stream which runs through the town, and those that were born on the south side, the Down'ards. The pitch is a no-man's land between two watermills at either end
of the town,...