Ancient English Football Custom, Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-26


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ANCIENT ENGLISH FOOTBALL CUSTOM Several thousands of people assembled in the streets of Atherstone England last Shrove Tues ¬ day to participate in a football custom which can be traced back to 1215 iu the reign of King John The crowds this year were reinforced by demobi ¬ lized men says the Birmingham Post and the game was kept ip with all the oldtinu vigor ShopsWere closed aiiil business generally suspended for two hours while the ball was kicked up and down the public thoroughfare

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