Ashbourne Football Aka Shrovetide Football 1963

Star Item

Description

Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Twice a year - on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday - all the men in the town play football through the streets. There are two teams - those born north of the Henmore Brook are the 'upards', the others are the 'downards'.

C/U road sign to Ashbourne. Shots of...

more

Data

Cataloguer:
Amelia
Stock:
Colour
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
3206
Sort Number:
CP 436
Time in/Out:
01:51:34:00 / 01:53:38:00
Canister:
CP 436
Film ID:
229.14
Issue Date:
05/05/1963

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Titanic
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope

Related Videos

Hide
All Through ... And All Around The Town Aka All Thru  Beware Other Items Share This Title

All Through ... And All Around The Town Aka All Thru Beware Other Items Share This Title

Lent celebrations in Ashbourne take the form of no rules football game.

All Through And Around The Town

All Through And Around The Town

Ancient game of football is traditionally played in Ashbourne - the only rule is no rules.

Shrove Tuesday Football

Shrove Tuesday Football

Football game involving whole village in Alnwick and Ashbourne.

Shrovetide Football

Shrovetide Football

Annual football games in Alnwick and Ashbourne - there are a few rules, entire towns take part.

Ashbourne

Ashbourne

People play football through the town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire, it is a tradition during Lent.

Celebrates The Advent

Celebrates The Advent

All the men of Ashbourne village join in the traditional Lent game of football.

Something Like Football

Something Like Football

Traditional Shrovetide football match is played in Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Following on from '10 Tragedies Caught on Film', we bring you part 2 and ten more tragedies that were captured when the reels were recording.
10MoreTragedies
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
dancingqueen
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Vertigo
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.
Himmler