The ancient custom of 'Throwing The Hood' at the Lincolnshire village of Haxey.
Several shots of the traditional English custom of 'Throwing the Hood'. A man dressed as the 'village fool' is manhandled about and seems to be set on fire by local villagers (not badly!). We then see a man throwing the hood, which looks like a leather truncheon (oo-er), up in the air in a field. Men of two teams try to catch the hood and toss it to each other while running across the field. The object is to get it to the local pub where the men are given free beer.