Old custom of throwing the hood takes place in Haxey, Lincolnshire.
Throwing the Hood.
L/S Chief Boggin in traditional dress walking towards one of the pubs carrying the roll of leather 18 inches long which is called the hood. Pan down to the Chief Boggin carrying the hood. M/S as they enter the pub. M/S children in doorway shouting at the 'Fool'. L/S pan the Fool running down road chasing children, he is trying to hit them with a stuffed sock. C/U pan the Fool walking back carrying the stuffed sock. L/S and M/S pan as he chases more children down the street.
C/U of the Chief Boggin carrying the hood together with others walking towards the church square. M/S as they approach the church square. M/S of the Fool walking with others. L/S pan as the Fool is chased down the street where he is eventually caught. M/S group of men grappling with the Fool. C/U group round a bonfire which will eventually be lit to smoke out the Fool. Back view the Fool making a speech to the crowd. C/U lighting the bonfire, pan up to the Fool speaking. C/U bonfire alight. M/S of the Chief Boggin together with the Fool in the cabbage field where the hood will be thrown.
C/U pan the Lord, Chief Boggin and the Fool. M/S as the Chief Boggin throws the hood made of sacking into the air. L/S boys scrambling for the hood. M/S of the Chief Boggin throwing another hood to the crowd. C/U pan the hood in the air, it lands amongst crowd. Various shots group of men and boys in a type of rugby tackle scrambling for the hood.
Cataloguer's note: this item is part of the issue 'Pick of the Sports'.