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...
Lent celebrations in Ashbourne take the form of no rules football game.
Ancient game of football is traditionally played in Ashbourne - the only rule is no rules.
Football game involving whole village in Alnwick and Ashbourne.
Annual football games in Alnwick and Ashbourne - there are a few rules, entire towns take part.
People play football through the town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire, it is a tradition during Lent.
All the men of Ashbourne village join in the traditional Lent game of football.
Traditional Shrovetide football match is played in Ashbourne, Derbyshire.