Full title reads: "Shrovetide Football at Alnwick and Ashbourne".
Various shots of annual football game involving entire town. There are few rules. Crowds of men and boys fight for the ball - even wading in rivers and streams. Town is divided into to two teams...
Cuts (rushes, out takes) for stories in Colour Pictorial - CP 436.
Manchester University students' Shrove Tuesday rag procession in aid of local hospitals.
On Shrove Tuesday Master Pickering wins the Dean's guinea for securing the largest portion of the pancake.
The traditional Shrove Tuesday football game in Alnwick - the whole village plays.
1500 students from Manchester take part in rag to raise money for hospitals.
People of Atherstone chase after a large football as part of ancient Shrove Tuesday ritual.
Shots of the traditional Shrovetide football game in Alnwick.