Crazy football match at Blackdown.
Item title reads: "Tommy Makes Merry. At annual "rag" match between Sergeants & Officers of 2nd Batt. Nth. Stafford Regiment, attended in state by "Lord and Lady Chobham Ridges.".
M/S of a street parade with soldiers dressed up in odd clothes. The 'Lord and Lady' get out of a car greeted by the 'mayor' wearing a huge chain. The team shake hands, and 'Lady C. (a man in a dress, coat and hat), starts the game and kicks off, showing her bloomers as she lifts her skirt up high. the match continues with the players in silly dress. At the end a tin cup is awarded.
Note: Football stunt by soldiers. Nice long knickers.