Tuesday, February 8

Shrove Tuesday

Hundreds of people today took to the streets in the old market town of Sedfefield, close to where I live, for the annual Shrove Tuesday ball game.
The 1,000 year-old tradition is a quaint old village passtime that is a part of the local heritage.
Clearly the local Police were concerned at possible breaches of the peace. I have not seen as many Police Officers in the town since President Bush called in for lunch in the autumn of 2003.
My observation was of a larege group of yobs well tanked up with larger fighting over a football on the green. Perhaps that was also the sceen 1,000 years ago minus that is the men and women in fluoresent jackets, which look so dammed silly.

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