Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne

Made:
1950-02-21 in Ashbourne
publisher:
Daily Herald
photographer:
Bert Abell

'Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne' A photograph of Shrovetide football in the village of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, taken in 1950

A photograph entitled 'Shrovetide Football at Ashbourne', taken in February 1950 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 crowds around the ball in a town centre street. Traffic is surrounded by the crowds, unable to get through.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/10995
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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