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Royal Shrovetide Football Match 2011 In Photos: WAGs And A Cork Ball

by | 8th, March 2011

THE teams sing Auld Lang Syne. Lord James Percy, brother of the Duke of Northumberland, parps the bugle. Jim Boden tossed the ball filled with cork into the mob. And starts the annual Shroventide football match in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, is off.

For those readers from overseas uncertain as to why British tourists play 55-a-side matches on the playas and beaches of Europe here’s a spot of background: The Royal Shorvetide Football match occurs annually on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday in the town of Ashbourne. It has been played since at least the 12th Century.

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