NOSTALGIA: Shrovetide football at Alnwick

This is one from our archives, the Shrovetide football game held at the Pastures, Alnwick.

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 13:42 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd February 2019, 12:42 pm
Shrovetide football

Can you name the man who won the football or any of the other participants?

Once the traditional game is over, the ball is carried to the river and thrown in. The player who manages to swim across the River Aln and gets out at the castle side of the river with the ball is allowed to keep it.

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Alternatively, call into the Northumberland Gazette office in Alnwick.