Do you think you could be an Atherstone Ball game steward?
New faces are being called on to take part in the stewarding of this year’s Atherstone’s ball game in a bid to give people a different perspective of the town’s oldest tradition.
Members of the Atherstone Ball Game committee are urging residents who have never been a steward to come forward and give it a go to give something back to the contest, which is entering its 819th year.
Rob Bernard, chief steward, spoke to the Herald about the importance of the stewards and what it is like to turn from poacher to gamekeeper.
He said: “The stewards are the most important part of the ball game as... read more
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