Temple Again- The Story of Alnwick Shrovetide Football
Alnwick is one of only a handful of towns in the UK where the ancient style of Football is still played on Shrove Tuesday, a practice which used to be followed all over the UK at one time. It bears no relationship to the modern game of football, which is possibly just as well as few professional footballers would like to end up in freezing water in February, face such potentially violent tackles.
Temple Again tells the fascinating story of the game in Alnwick from “time immemorial” right up to the present day, where it is still played on the castle grounds each Shrove Tuesday.
Softback 110 pages £10