Shrovetide 2020 is nearly upon us. As fans of the game in Ashbourne prepare for the “turning up”, here’s what people are saying on social media about the town’s biggest event of the year.
Andrew Lemon is a gentleman.
Best person to turn the ball up since Prince Charles.
John Scott for 2021@JohnScottie35#shrovetide#ourgame#shrovetidefootball#football#ashbourneroyalshrovetidefootball#tradition#SaturdayMotivation#princecharles
— Dawn millward (@Dawnmillward2) February 15, 2020
Yeah, pancake day is cool but it’s the Royal Shrovetide match for the next 2 days that really matters…c’mon up’ards #Shrovetide
— Natalie 🌸 (@MK_natalie) February 25, 2020
— Brian Jeeves 🏐🏉🏏📰🏟 (@briancjeeves) February 25, 2020
— Shrovetide Live (@ShrovetideLive) February 25, 2020
Residents at Wheathills House care home in Ashbourne have had a go at making their own ball for Shrovetide.
Residents have made their own Shrovetide Ball! ⚽️ #shrovetide2020 #shrovetuesday #PancakeDay #Derbyshire #ashbourne #streetfootball #residentialcare #elderlycare https://t.co/6iTmxgLjbo pic.twitter.com/PBo9JmdigE
— Wheathills House (@Wheathillshouse) February 25, 2020
The ball is a big deal within the game, with the design changing every year. Today’s ball represents the “turner up” for that day. The design is a painting of Andrew ‘Cluck’ Lemon and his wife on a country walk with their dog, with his name printed at the bottom.
Mr Lemon has dedicated the ball to his family, with their goals with names and dates printed around the ball. The running club logo, a dog lead and bicycle chain also feature on today’s ball.
Wednesday’s ball is a lot smaller and features the name of Paddy Kerr, the turner up for Wednesday, and makes reference to his military career, the British Legion logo and his family’s coat of arms.
Shrovetide 2020 balls have been revealedhttps://t.co/Vr04y9kviT
— News Telegraph (@AshbourneNews) February 4, 2020
— Nick Reid (@Nick_Reid91) February 25, 2020
University of Derby students are out in force in Ashbourne today reporting on the event. You can follow the action on our live blog here.
I’m at Shrovetide 2020 today.
So excited to see what it’s all about and maybe get involved!!
Follow this thread for updates.
— Ed Hague-Saunders (@EdHagueS_Journo) February 25, 2020
— Alex wood (@alexwooda392) February 25, 2020
FootieTalksPod | Shrovetide 2020 https://t.co/k6yfb1iZD4
Ahead of Shrovetide 2020, we talked about the most popular Ashbourne event of the year, the craziness of the game and their rules. #Shrovetide #Shrovetide2020 #ashbourne #shrovetuesday @UoDFootyJournos @StoryHubDerby
— Joshua Fletcher (@jfletcherjourno) February 25, 2020
— H.K.Potton (@slobdosh) February 25, 2020