GALLERY: Memories of Shrovetide football fun and games

Here are some images from our archive of pictures from the last few years at the famous football match in Alnwick. There are bound to be some faces you recognise - have a look!

By Jane Coltman
Tuesday, 05 March, 2019, 09:41
Keeping the tradition going during the Shrovetide football match in Alnwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

Look out later for pictures from this year's match.

Keeping it in the family. Ali Miller and Steven Temple with the matchball, after winning the dash across the River Aln.
In the 2015 match Lee Pattinson scored a hale.
Medals awarded after the 2015 match.
Making a splash!
Presentations at the 2017 game.
Having fun in 2015.
There was a good turnout in 2015
There are always a few hardy souls who dive into the river Aln.
Some determined match action.
Cousins Harry Brown and Ali Miller celebrate getting the ball across the river Aln in 2017

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A wet pitch adds to the fun!
Muddy fun!
Action around the hale in 2017
The procession from the castle to the pastures.
The two parishes battle for the ball.
In they go!
Hale! action from the match.
The game uses a big pitch and small goals, or hales.
Heading to the pitch with flags flying.
Some of the 2012 players.
St Cloud's students from America always support the match.