Atherstone Ball Race


Atherstone is famous for the Ball Race which happens every Shrove Tuesday. 

A large ball is passed/thrown and tackled all the way down the main street. The ball was brought into Bracebridge today for residents to sign it so it is a lasting memory for the winner of the ball of all the locals that have touched and signed it.

         

Maggie and Sylvia with the famous ball                                         Norman - he remembers watching the race yearly as a 
                                                                                                         youngster

 

Staff members with the ball

 

 Activities co-ordinator Christine with Gwen and Joan

    

Gwen signing her name                                                                                                   





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