• Sedgefield Ball Game

    Image ID
    FOT650888
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    6.3 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    4840 x 3240 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    410 x 274 mm
    16.1 x 10.8 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    pancake day shrove Tuesday February game football gang fight ball tradition oldest old green Durham county UK England village street road
    Description
    For those that do not know, the game is reputed to be 700-1000 years old, and is one of the oldest surviving traditions of it's type in the country. Originally contested by two teams, The Tradesmen and The Countrymen, the game today is a free for all, though with the same aim, to win the ball. At one o'clock the ball is passed through the bull ring on the village green three times and thrown to the crowds. Here it is kicked, thrown, and chased, until around 4.00pm, when someone attempts to win the ball. The ball must enter the one remaining alley, (goal), a stream at the south of the village. It is then back to the bull-ring, the ball being passed through to end the game and win the ball.
    Uploader
    Dave Hudspeth
    Contributor
    Dave Hudspeth
    Date Taken
    2009-02-15
    Uploaded on
    2010-02-16
    Collection
    People
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Eye level
    Number of people
    many
    Seven ages
    Teenager, Young adult, Adult
    Mood
    Contented, Laughing, Serious, Smiling
    Dress
    Clothed
    Ethnicities
    Caucasian
    Dominant colour
    #707060