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    Traditional shrove Tuesday football game at Atherstone, Warwickshire.

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    Atherstone, Warwickshire.

    GV. Crowd waiting outside 'Blue Bell' inn for footballer Tommy Lawton to throw ball into crowd at start of the traditional shrove Tuesday football game. SV. Shopkeeper putting up shutters. SV. Lawton standing at window holding ball. LV. Pan down ball in flight. Crowd rush to grab ball. GV. Crowd in High Street. Man holding ball in front. SV. Man kicking ball up street. LV. Crowd rushing forward to grab ball. SV. Elevated, crowd in general scrimmage for ball. Youth diving over top of crowd wearing hobnailed boots. CU. Police trying to intervene to rescue person at bottom of pile. SV. Police intervening. LV. Ambulance arriving. CU. Fire engine. SV. Police pull the man from crowd and throw him to ground. CU. Man rises from ground and dives straight back into crowd. LV. Crowd running past camera, pan with ball in flight. LV. Back view, crowd running through street. GV. Elevated crowd surging into one way street. SV. Crowd trying to get ball up one way street. SV. Little girl behind barred up door. SV. Crowd pushing over stalls in market. CU. Feet among pots and pans on road, pan up to fight for ball going on around stalls. SV. Back view, crowd trampling on pots and pans fighting for ball. SV. Crowd pushing forward to knock over another stall. SV. Crowd against wall trying to get ball. SCU. Stall holder picking up pots and pans, pan up to people with ball. CU. Man holding ball. Others fighting for it.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:54:00 / 01:03:06:00

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