Ashbourne Shrovetide Football

Made:
1947-02-18 in Ashbourne
publisher:
Daily Herald
photographer:
Bert Abell
'Ashbourne Shrovetide Football'
      A photograph of players fighting for the ball across a frozen fishpond during the Shrovetide football match in

'Ashbourne Shrovetide Football' A photograph of players fighting for the ball across a frozen fishpond during the Shrovetide football match in

A photograph entitled 'Ashbourne Shrovetide Football', taken in February 1947 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 players fighting for the ball across a frozen fishpond.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/11000
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford