Traditional Shrovetide football match is played in Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
This is a duplicate copy of item 1752.11 - check for best quality.
GV. Boards nailed up in front of shop windows in Ashbourne before the start of the annual Shrovetide football match. LV. & CU. Woman nailing up board in front of window. LV. & CU. Men putting boards up in front of shop windows. LV. Pan, ladder laid across window to protect glass. GV. Crowds outside the village collected for the start of the game. SV. Crowd. GV. & LV. G. R. Jackson, ex-captain of Derbyshire Cricket team, holding ball up high. GV. He throws the ball into the air and the crowd rush for it. SV. & CU. Crowd fighting for the ball. LV. The crowd moves along with the ball. GV. The crowd move towards the River Henmore. LV. A couple of men go into the river after the ball - two shots. LV. & GV. Group of men in the river fighting for the ball. LV. Group of men fighting for the ball. SV. Someone is pushed into the river. LV. The man with the ball breaks away from the group in the river and throws the ball to the crowd on the bank. GV. The crowd chasing the ball into the village - two shots. LV. Crowd pushing after the ball. SV. Pan, crowd pushing after the ball. LV. & SV. The crowd fighting in the road. SV. Group of men holding the ball which can for the first time be seen, they are walking along road. GV. Massed crowd in the road fighting for the ball.