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Shrovetide Football

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Ashbourne
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Event timing: Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday
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Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football is a game played in the Derbyshire town of Ashbourne every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Unlike a conventional football match this game is played over two eight hour periods, the goals are 3miles apart and there are very few rules.

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