It’s true!!! The English are eccentric.
In England we do some strange things to entertain ourselves. Below are a few of the mad past-times that we do each year.
The largest and craziest foofball game in the world.
The craziest football game in the world: The Royal Shrovetide Football Match is a “medieval football” game played annually on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday in the town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire, England. Shrovetide ball games have been played in England since at least the 12th century from the reign of Henry II. It dates back 900 years and captures the attention of the world’s media, but do you know the facts behind Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football? Played in the Derbyshire town of Ashbourne every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wedn
esday (around mid to late February), this exciting and dramatic game is thought to be one of the oldest forms of football in the world.
Each year, the town’s streets, fields and streams are filled with thousands of players and spectators who follow the match – attracting attention from across the globe.
Cheese Rolling Competition
Every year we hold a competition to see who can get the cheese first as it is rolled down a steep hill. Many people find themselves in hospital with broken arms and legs. The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is an annual event held on the Spring Bank Holiday at Cooper’s
Hill, near Gloucester in England. Participants race down the 200-yard-long hill after a round of Double Gloucester cheese is sent rolling down it.