'Ancient Shrove Tuesday Custom Observed in Dorset', 1939.

'Ancient Shrove Tuesday Custom Observed in Dorset', 1939.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

A photograph of Purbeck Marblers kicking a football through the streets of Corfe Castle, Dorset, on Shrove Tuesday, 1939. The custom dates back as far as the 13th century, when Freemen of the town kicked a ball from Corfe to Poole harbour quay to assert a right of way to the quay from where stone was shipped.

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Image Ref.
 
10464464

© Daily Herald Archive / National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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