Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne

PART OF:
The photographic library of the 'Daily Herald' newspaper
Made:
1952-02-26 in Ashbourne and Derbyshire
photographer:
Bert Abell
publisher:
Daily Herald
'Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne'
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A photograph entitled 'Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne', taken in February 1952, at the river Henmore, by Bert Abell for the Daily Herald.

A photograph entitled 'Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne', taken in February 1952 by Bert Abell for the Daily Herald.

Shrovetide football in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, has taken place annually for hundreds of years. Several thousand residents of Ashbourne compete, divided into two teams - the Up'ards (those who were born on the north side of the Henmore Brook), against the Down'ards (born on the South side).

This photograph shows the Down'ards breaking the Up'ards' hold on the ball, as they fight for possession in River Henmore.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Collection:
Daily Herald Archive
Object Number:
1983-5236/10994
Materials:
paper
type:
photograph