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  • Short Summary

    Men of Alnwick celebrate the start of Lent with ancient no rules game of football.

  • Description

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

    Alnwick, Northumberland.

    A man playing Northumberland bagpipes leads a small procession of local dignitaries to collect the ball at Alnwick Castle.

    The ball is paraded into town. Lots of people have joined the procession.

    The ball is kicked of in a field and people rush after it. The game has begun. Men push around small goalposts as the ball approaches. A referee signals that a goal has been scored.

    A young man swims across the river with the ball.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    699.14
    Media URN:
    6029
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1933
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:02:00 / 01:18:28:00
    Canister:
    33/18

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