ASHBOURNE SHROVETIDE 2007
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Ashbourne Shrovetide - 21st February 2007
WALK STATISTICS
Date 21st February 2007 Description Ashbourne Shrovetide
Start Point Shaw Croft Car Park Temperature 4°C to 5°C
Walking With On Own Weather Sunny
WALK NOTES
UP'ARDS 1 DOWN'ARDS 0

It was a lovely sunny second day for the famous "Royal" Shrovetide Football game in Ashbourne. Tuesday's game was started by Robert Shields of Parwich, a managing director of Longcliffe Quarry and chairman of Vital Earth Limited. The ball was scored at around 8:45 in the evening for the Up'ards by Richard 'Tate' Slater. Wednesday's game was started by Bob Hudson who is a well-known character of the town and is President of Ashbourne Ex-Servicemen's Club, secretary of Ashbourne Crown Green Bowls Club and Trustee of the Empire Club. He also can often be heard via the PA system at the annual Ashbourne Highland Gathering. Mr Hudson was formerly a regular player of the game and he will keep his shrovetide ball as it was not goaled on the day.

IN MEMORIAM: There was tragedy at the end of the Tuesday game - David Johnson (51) from Little Eaton was found collapsed shortly after the game ended and later died. David was a Down'ard.
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PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 2007 SHROVETIDE GAME - WEDNESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2007
Gathering on the Shaw Croft Car Park
Bob Hudson arrives with his ball
Bob Hudson salutes to the crowd
A speech from Bob Hudson
Bob Hudson throws the ball into the air
Everyone wants to grab the ball - Shaw Croft
Shrovetide crowds - Park Road
Diving "In" for the ball - Madge's Corner
Ball emerges from "Hug" - Madge's Corner
Arms stretch for the ball - Madge's Corner
Ball in the air once more - Madge's Corner
Still at Madge's Corner
Can I have the ball? - Madge's Corner
Shrovetide crowds in Park Road
Shrovetide Ball at Madge's Corner
Shrovetide crowds in Park Road
Shrovetider's with ball in Henmore Brook
Shrovetider's with ball in Henmore Brook
Fish Pond
The "Hug" in Church Street
Plaque on Shrovetide Plinth - Shaw Croft
Shrovetide Song Plaque - Shaw Croft
Ball outside "Tracks" - Church Street
Climbing up traffic lights - Church Street
"Give Me The Ball" - Church Street
All hands on the ball - Church Street
Shrovetide crowds near Green Man Hotel
Shrovetide Balls in Coach and Horses
Looking back to Ashbourne on way home
One of the many Shrovetide Balls in the Ashbourne Ex-Servicemens Club
One of the many Shrovetide Balls in the Ashbourne Ex-Servicemens Club
Shrovetide Balls hanging up in the Ashbourne Ex-Servicemens Club
One of the many Shrovetide Balls in the Ashbourne Ex-Servicemens Club
One of the many Shrovetide Balls in the Ashbourne Ex-Servicemens Club
SCENES FROM ASHBOURNE SHROVETIDE 2007 (INC TUESDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2007)

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