Royal Shrovetide: How was it for you?

For the second year running, journalism students headed to Ashbourne to cover Royal Shrovetide Football. They created a pop-up newsroom in the town where they...
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The amazing Shrovetide video which puts you right in the middle of the action

We've all seen the photos and the videos of Royal Shrovetide Football but nothing beats being in the middle of the action. And that's exactly...
The ball going into the river during Shrovetide 2019. Photo: Oscar Edwardsvideo

This is your beginners’ video guide to what Shrovetide is all about

This footage has been captured by students on the University of Derby's Journalism programme and edited by Alex Patrick-Smith. Follow our live blog on the Storyhub...
In the thick of the action at Shrovetide 2019. Photo: Zac Robertsvideo

What happens if the Shrovetide ball goes missing?

by Courtney Groom, Isaac Martin and Farida Nsona The Royal Shrovetide Football 2019 action has begun and thousands of people are getting stuck into the...
The moment the Shrovetide event got under way. Photo: Giancarlo Canto.video

This is the moment the ball was turned up on day one of Shrovetide

by Ross Barnett and Courtney Groom This video shows the moment that Royal Shrovetide Football 2019 got underway in Ashbourne - with the annual event...
Crowds gathering in Ashbourne ahead of Shrovetide. Photo: Sophie Arnold

Here are the dos and don’ts of Shrovetide

by Beth Wood and Isaac Martin It has arrived once again - that moment when the streets of Ashbourne become the home of an epic...
A man selling scarves in Ashbourne on the two days of Shrovetide. Photo: John Grant

Up’ards, Down’ards and turner-up – the Shrovetide terms you need to know

It's that time of year when the streets of Ashbourne come alive for the annual Royal Shrovetide Football match. Two teams, Down’ards and Up’ards, compete...

This is what people outside Ashbourne think about Shrovetide

Royal Shrovetide Football is thought to have been played in Ashbourne since at least the 12th century and is an important tradition for the...

What will the weather be like for Shrovetide 2019?

The moment has arrived - Royal Shrovetide Football is taking place in Ashbourne this week and thousands of people are expected to descend on...

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