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VIDEO: ‘Scared and excited inside the hug’ at Shrovetide Football

Last year, brave Ross Barnett videoed the opening moments of Ashbourne's Shrovetide Football game by diving into the centre of the 'hug'. University of Derby...
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Royal Shrovetide Football Goals: Clifton to Sturston – we show you...

The big game, Shrovetide in Ashbourne, begins on Tuesday 5th March. So, ahead of the match, StoryHub's Chris Howard cycled the route from Clifton...

Royal Shrovetide Football: Ashbourne historian says players might have been playing...

If you are born north or south of the River Henmore in Ashbourne, Royal Shrovetide Football is in your blood. But, if you think you...

Shrovetide: the game in pictures

Day 1 of the Royal Shrovetide Football game has been a thriller with the ball going missing and rumours across the town of sightings. Here's...

They think it is all over…it is now! Shrovetide goal scored...

Delighted Tom Boulton-Lear is pictured just seconds after scoring the winning goal for the Down'ards during Ashbourne's Shrovetide Football game. Tom, who runs TBL Fitness...
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‘Beer, medieval football and getting away from the wife!’

So what do people really think of Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football game? University of Derby Media Production students Alex Bridgewood and Paul Bola found out...

A history of Royal Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne

By Kay Hartley February 13, 2018 means one thing to most people - Pancake Day. However, to the people of Ashbourne it means something completely...