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Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide match: The not-so-beautiful Beautiful Game

Last week was the annual Royal Shrovetide football match in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Basically residents of two ends of the town battle it out to score in this primitive version of football, although the game probably owes more to rugby or a Saturday night brawl than modern football! Click here to find out more or watch the video below for some footage of Royal Shrovetide 2007.

[Rob Parker]

February 27, 2007 in Funny old game, Video clips | Permalink


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