Friday, 13 March 2015

HPB Blore Hall - Ashbourne

Ashbourne almshouses

Grammar school

You can see the 'footballs' hanging above the bar which are used in the 'Shrovetide' football match.
The games are played on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday and can last from 2pm to 10pm.
Basically it's a rugby match played in the streets and the river. The goals are three miles apart at two watermills.
Most of the shops close and are boarded up as it can get a bit rough!

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