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  • Short Summary

    The traditional Shrove Tuesday football game in Alnwick - the whole village plays.

  • Description

    Alnwick, Northumberland.

    Title: "200 Year Old Football. Whole Town joins in Annual Shrove Tuesday Game".

    M/S of a man in a top hat (the mayor? a local celebrity?) handing a football to one of a group of men, the ceremony is accompanied by a bag piper. M/S of a crowd of men and boys, one of the men kicks the football and they all rush forward. L/S of the anarchic football game; all the village's men chase the ball, they all wear everyday clothes. In the foreground is the goal post (a large arch decorated with greenery ) - various shots show the game centring around it.

    M/S of a group of children pushing and shoving in front of the camera, a man in the background lifts up a little boy holding the football.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    334.01
    Media URN:
    24272
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:00:51:00
    Canister:
    G 1065

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