When is the Atherstone Ball Game in 2018? Everything you need to know about age-old tradition

As Atherstone’s ancient traditional Shrove Tuesday Ball Game approaches, where did it all begin?
The infamous event is being held for the 819th time.
It’s the biggest day of the year for the town but we needed to go back eight centuries to see where it started.
This year’s game will take place on Tuesday, February 13, as the melee of madness returns.
What is the Atherstone Ball Game? A traditional free-for-all ball game.
Members of the town brawl over a large ball up and down the towns small ancient streets.
The aim is simple: make sure you're holding onto the ball when the game ends.
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14 January 2018 in Regional West, Views: 46

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