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The History of the Shrovetide Football Game of Kingston-up-on-Thames
The Shrovetide Football Game was a medieval, raucous and riotous event which tore through Kingston’s Ancient Market Place every year around the beginning of Lent. Julian McCarthy has delved into the archives to bring to life this magnificent event which kicked off Kingston’s football history. From the high-spirited crowds to the run-ins with the law, this book is in depth coverage of Kingston’s beautiful game, warts and all.
Available now at WH Smiths in The Bentall Centre and, on enquiry, via Kingston Museum.
Julian McCarthy is a Chartered Design Engineer and building services consultant with a serious passion for Kingston’s rich history. He has written 3 books including