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The 2011 Haxey Hood Game: Photos

by | 6th, January 2011

IT’S time for North Lincolnshire’s 2011 Haxey Hood Game between the hamlets of Haxey and Westwoodside. Dale Smith paints his face black for his role as ‘The Fool’ and gets the game underway on January 6th, known locally as Old Christmas Day.

It’s a veritable fetish fest as the leather ‘hood’ is tossed into the crowd of burley men. The hood is a metre-long length of rubber hose. must

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