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    Item title reads: "All through the town. Advent of Lent celebrated with Centuries-old Shrovetide Football Game. "

    Alnwick, Northumberland

    A piper leads a band of men across a courtyard, and they are handed a football. We see a man surrounded by a crowd of all ages as he evidently points to the start of the game and kicks the ball forward. It looks like a free for all, as a mass of men in winter coats and ordinary clothes kick the ball and mill about near a set of rugby style goal posts decorated with greenery. The crowd are then seen watching two men swimming across some water, with the ball, trying to reach the far bank.

    Note: This tradition certainly looks crazy, the water looks freezing cold.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    33083
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    672.11
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:05:00 / 01:18:25:00
    Canister:
    G 1377
    Sort Number:
    G 1377
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure
    WorkSpaces
    Shrovetide Football Tyne Party Shrovetide Football ALFIE FOOTBALL
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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