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  • Short Summary

    Shots of the traditional Shrovetide football game in Alnwick.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Alnwick".

    Alnwick, Northumberland.

    A football is dropped to the crowd from the ramparts of Alnwick Castle.

    People parade with the ball to the playing area.

    The ball is kicked off for the start of the traditional Shrovetide game of "Football".

    Various shots of the rough and tumble game. People push and shove. Shots of people retrieving the ball from the river.

    MS of the two men who got the ball from the river.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Presumably from 1930s Gazettes. There are several missing stories covering the traditional Shrovetide football game in Alnwick - it is not clear if this is one of those.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1905.23
    Media URN:
    61275
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:41:00 / 01:27:22:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 8

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