• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Derbyshire. All through ... and all around the town. Ashbourne celebrates advent of Lent with football game which has no rules and whose very origin is lost in the mists of our ancient history."

    Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

    A large ball is tossed into the middle of a crowd to begin the annual Lent game. People rush about on snow covered field chasing ball.

    Game moves into town streets. Crowds push and pull ball in one direction and another. Game approaches river and people jump in to retrieve ball. The ball is thrown out of the river and the game moves on.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    699.09
    Media URN:
    6024
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:39:00 / 01:12:01:00
    Canister:
    33/18

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