Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne

Made:
1952-02-26 in Ashbourne
publisher:
Daily Herald
photographer:
Bert Abell
'Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne'
      A photograph players fighting for possession of the ball in Henmore Brook during Shrovetide football in the village of

'Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne' A photograph players fighting for possession of the ball in Henmore Brook during Shrovetide football in the village of

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
Object Number:
1983-5236/10994
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford