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ONCE A YEAR 1970s BRITISH FOLKLORE

The Haxey Hood Game,<br />
Haxey, Humberside 6 January 1972<br />
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The Chief Boggin Arthur Clark throws up one of the twelve childrens sack cloth hoods in Upper Thorpe Field on the boundary of Westwoodside and Haxey (the Hoodlands field no longer exists). There twelve sack hoods are thrown up. These are known as children's hoods since twenty pence is given to any boy or girl who gets one to either of the two pubs in Haxey, or to the Carpenter's Arms in Westwoodside, without being stopped by a Boggin. If he is stopped, the hood goes back to the start to be thrown up again.<br />
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At about four o'clock a leather hood is thrown up, and a scrum known as the 'sway' forms round it. The teams of men, who can come from anywhere, push against each other trying to get the hood to their favourite pub. Usually several hours pass before the hood reaches a goal, and when it does drinks are on the house. The hood stays in the pub until the following New Year's Eve when it is redeemed by the boggin the pubs in the area to drum up interest in the game.
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Haxey Hood Game. Haxey Lincolnshire. England
The Haxey Hood Game,
Haxey, Humberside 6 January 1972


The Chief Boggin Arthur Clark throws up one of the twelve childrens sack cloth hoods in Upper Thorpe Field on the boundary of Westwoodside and Haxey (the Hoodlands field no longer exists). There twelve sack hoods are thrown up. These are known as children's hoods since twenty pence is given to any boy or girl who gets one to either of the two pubs in Haxey, or to the Carpenter's Arms in Westwoodside, without...
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