Shrove Tuesday fooball at Corfe Castle, 1938

 
Shrove Tuesday fooball at Corfe Castle, 1938
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

A photograph of Purbeck Marblers kicking a football through the streets of Corfe Castle, Dorset, on Shrove Tuesday, 1938. 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.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10464465

© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library

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