Ashbourne Shrovetide ... Tuesday 17th February 2015

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Mick Pepper sings the National Antham before the start of the game
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Walk Statistics
Date 17 February 2015
Start Shawcroft Car Park - Ashbourne
Time 4hrs 00mins (Approx)
Distance 6.00 Miles (Approx)
Grid Ref SK 1820 4660
Weather Sunny Intervals
With Hundreds Of Shrovetiders
Notes
1. The Statistics for this walk are not included in the totals for the year.
2. There are no Peaks Climbed in this walk.

I always look forward to this wonderful local annual event. Today I was joined by my brother Martyn who had traveled up from Ashby De La Zouch in Leicestershire. He has recently retired and amazingly has never been to Ashbourne Shrovetide before.

The weather this morning was lovely with crystal blue skies. As the start of the game approached there were a few clouds around but it was still nice and bright ... oh and of course dry too!!

Today it was Mick Pepper to turn up the ball. Mick Pepper who was born and raised in Ashbourne is best known for his commitment to local sports although being dogged by injuries for most of his playing career. Being a life member of both Ashbourne Rugby Club and Clifton Cricket Club Mick is also a 59-year-old sales manager.

The Shaw Croft was packed with people to play as well as follow the game. Somehow it seemed as there were more people than usual this year. Old clothes and boots are what the majority wear and support for both the "Up'Ards" and the "Down'Ards" can clearly be seen.

Route - Ashbourne Shawcroft Car Park ... Around Ashbourne And Area

PICASA WEB ALBUMS Link To Ashbourne Shrovetide ... Tuesday 17th February 2015 ...

Mick Pepper sings the National Antham before the start of the game
Mick Pepper sings the National Antham before the start of the game

Mick Pepper arrives with the ball
Mick Pepper arrives with the ball

Mick Pepper is hidden in the crowds
Mick Pepper is hidden in the crowds

Mick Pepper holds the ball up high for the Shrovetide crowds to see
Mick Pepper holds the ball up high for the Shrovetide crowds to see

Mick Pepper spots something in the crowd
Mick Pepper spots something in the crowd

Mick Pepper has something to smile about
Mick Pepper has something to smile about

Todays Shrovetide ball
Todays Shrovetide ball

Singing the Shrovetide song and the National Antham
Singing the Shrovetide song and the National Antham

Mick Pepper sings the National Antham before the start of the game
Mick Pepper sings the National Antham before the start of the game

Getting ready to throw the ball into the Shrovetide crowd. Unfortunately a blurred mobile phone obscures some of the photo.
Getting ready to throw the ball into the Shrovetide crowd. Unfortunately a blurred mobile phone obscures some of the photo.

A mass of Shrovetiders trying to take part in the game or just view the ball
A mass of Shrovetiders trying to take part in the game or just view the ball

Looking at the game from a good vantage point
Looking at the game from a good vantage point

The ball appears out of the hug
The ball appears out of the hug

Theres the ball again!
Theres the ball again!

Looking on and taking photos
Looking on and taking photos

The hug is somewhere???
The hug is somewhere???

Radio Ashbourne is in attendance
Radio Ashbourne is in attendance

Hands reach into the air to get the Shrovetide ball
Hands reach into the air to get the Shrovetide ball

View from a tree
View from a tree

The game in now being played in the road
The game in now being played in the road

The ball starts to rise up from below and people turn to get out of the way
The ball starts to rise up from below and people turn to get out of the way

Some climb up higher to get a better view
Some climb up higher to get a better view

Looking over the crowds to get that perfect view
Looking over the crowds to get that perfect view

Climbing on the wall to reach for the ball
Climbing on the wall to reach for the ball

Almost got the ball
Almost got the ball

The ball gets close to me
The ball gets close to me

The ball in the air near Ashbourne Hall
The ball in the air near Ashbourne Hall

The view is better from here!!
The view is better from here!!

Looking with interest
Looking with interest

The ball heads towards the Fishpond
The ball heads towards the Fishpond

The Fishpond
The Fishpond

An overflow from the Fishpond
An overflow from the Fishpond

Close to the edge
Close to the edge

Trying to get a view of the ball
Trying to get a view of the ball

Its down there somewhere
Its down there somewhere

In the brook
In the brook

Crossing the brook
Crossing the brook

Jam Jar
Jam Jar

My ball
My ball

Crowds on both sides of the brook
Crowds on both sides of the brook

Single file
Single file

The ball rises again ... this time in the playground
The ball rises again ... this time in the playground

Trying to get a view of the ball
Trying to get a view of the ball

Now its on the Tennis Court
Now its on the Tennis Court

Trying to get the ball out of the Tennis Court
Trying to get the ball out of the Tennis Court

The ball leaves the Tennis Court
The ball leaves the Tennis Court

Hands in the air
Hands in the air

Back it comes!!!
Back it comes!!!

Its lose once more
Its lose once more

The ball comes back down for the Shrovetiders to grab
The ball comes back down for the Shrovetiders to grab

Taking a photo from an unusal spot
Taking a photo from an unusal spot

Streaming across the brook yet again
Streaming across the brook yet again

The brook is not for everyone!!
The brook is not for everyone!!

Shall we cross or not??!
Shall we cross or not??!

Shadows are cast with the afternoon sun
Shadows are cast with the afternoon sun

Good job they are wearing wellies
Good job they are wearing wellies

Snowdrops on the bank of the Henmore
Snowdrops on the bank of the Henmore

The River Henmore
The River Henmore

An old tree next to the River Henmore
An old tree next to the River Henmore

Waterfall on the River Henmore
Waterfall on the River Henmore

Weir on the River Henmore
Weir on the River Henmore

Snowdrops
Snowdrops

Sturston Hall
Sturston Hall

Sturston Mill Goal
Sturston Mill Goal

Sturston Mill Goal
Sturston Mill Goal

Sturston Mill Goal
Sturston Mill Goal

Sturston Mill Goal
Sturston Mill Goal

Ashbourne Shrovetide Sign
Ashbourne Shrovetide Sign

PICASA WEB ALBUMS Link To Ashbourne Shrovetide ... Tuesday 17th February 2015 ...
Mick Pepper sings the National Antham before the start of the gameMick Pepper sings the National Antham before the start of the game
Mick Pepper sings the National Antham before the start of the game17-Feb-2015 14:55
Ashbourne Shrovetide SignAshbourne Shrovetide Sign
Ashbourne Shrovetide Sign17-Feb-2015 18:07
Mick Pepper arrives with the ballMick Pepper arrives with the ball
Mick Pepper arrives with the ball17-Feb-2015 14:50
 
Mick Pepper is hidden in the crowdsMick Pepper is hidden in the crowds
Mick Pepper is hidden in the crowds17-Feb-2015 14:50
Mick Pepper holds the ball up high for the Shrovetide crowds to seeMick Pepper holds the ball up high for the Shrovetide crowds to see
Mick Pepper holds the ball up high for the Shrovetide crowds to see17-Feb-2015 14:51
Mick Pepper spots something in the crowdMick Pepper spots something in the crowd
Mick Pepper spots something in the crowd17-Feb-2015 14:52
 
Mick Pepper has something to smile aboutMick Pepper has something to smile about
Mick Pepper has something to smile about17-Feb-2015 14:53
Todays Shrovetide ballTodays Shrovetide ball
Todays Shrovetide ball17-Feb-2015 14:53
Singing the Shrovetide song and the National AnthamSinging the Shrovetide song and the National Antham
Singing the Shrovetide song and the National Antham17-Feb-2015 14:54
 
Getting ready to throw the ball into the Shrovetide crowd. Unfortunately a blurred mobile phone obscures some of the photo.Getting ready to throw the ball into the Shrovetide crowd. Unfortunately a blurred mobile phone obscures some of the photo.
Getting ready to throw the ball into the Shrovetide crowd. Unfortunately a blurred mobile phone obscures some of the photo.17-Feb-2015 14:55
A mass of Shrovetiders trying to take part in the game or just view the ballA mass of Shrovetiders trying to take part in the game or just view the ball
A mass of Shrovetiders trying to take part in the game or just view the ball17-Feb-2015 14:57
Looking at the game from a good vantage pointLooking at the game from a good vantage point
Looking at the game from a good vantage point17-Feb-2015 14:58
 
The ball appears out of the hugThe ball appears out of the hug
The ball appears out of the hug17-Feb-2015 15:01
Theres the ball again!Theres the ball again!
Theres the ball again!17-Feb-2015 15:01
Looking on and taking photosLooking on and taking photos
Looking on and taking photos17-Feb-2015 15:04
 
The hug is somewhere???The hug is somewhere???
The hug is somewhere???17-Feb-2015 15:05
Radio Ashbourne is in attendanceRadio Ashbourne is in attendance
Radio Ashbourne is in attendance17-Feb-2015 15:07
Hands reach into the air to get the Shrovetide ballHands reach into the air to get the Shrovetide ball
Hands reach into the air to get the Shrovetide ball17-Feb-2015 15:09
 
View from a treeView from a tree
View from a tree17-Feb-2015 15:09
The game in now being played in the roadThe game in now being played in the road
The game in now being played in the road17-Feb-2015 15:11
The ball starts to rise up from below and people turn to get out of the wayThe ball starts to rise up from below and people turn to get out of the way
The ball starts to rise up from below and people turn to get out of the way17-Feb-2015 15:11
 
Some climb up higher to get a better viewSome climb up higher to get a better view
Some climb up higher to get a better view17-Feb-2015 15:12
Looking over the crowds to get that perfect viewLooking over the crowds to get that perfect view
Looking over the crowds to get that perfect view17-Feb-2015 15:13
Climbing on the wall to reach for the ballClimbing on the wall to reach for the ball
Climbing on the wall to reach for the ball17-Feb-2015 15:13
 

The following photos are all taken from the ASHBOURNE NEWS TELEGRAPH

Mick Pepper throws the ball up
Mick Pepper throws the ball up

Up in the air
Up in the air

Aerial view of Ashbourne Shrovetide and Shaw Croft
Aerial view of Ashbourne Shrovetide and Shaw Croft

Mick Pepper holds his Shrovetide Ball aloft
Mick Pepper holds his Shrovetide Ball aloft

Vince Brayne with his winning Shrovetide Ball
Vince Brayne with his winning Shrovetide Ball

Vince Brayne On The Sturston Mill Goal
Vince Brayne On The Sturston Mill Goal

Vince Brayne On The Sturston Mill Goal
Vince Brayne On The Sturston Mill Goal

Vince Brayne with ball-maker John Harrison
Vince Brayne with ball-maker John Harrison

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