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  • Short Summary

    Traditional crazy football match in Chester le Street

  • Description

    Item title reads: ""All through the town. Advent of Lent celebrated with Centuries-old Shrovetide Football Game. The tradespeople take no risk."

    Chester Le Street, Durham

    M/S street scene with shopkeepers boarding up their shops with wooden batons to protect windows. There is a high angle shot of a very crowded street and there seems to be a charge forward (as the game begins?) We then see a group of young men in winter coats and jackets, running along a stream chasing a ball to and fro in a mass free for all football match. Crowds watch from the sides and from a bridge.

    Note : Winter madness as chaps mess about in freezing water chasing a ball!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    672.12
    Media URN:
    33084
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:25:00 / 01:20:11:00
    Canister:
    G 1377

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