Haxey Hood

The Game of Haxey Hood (1929) | BFI National Archive

In North Lincolnshire we witness the game of Haxey Hood, in which the villagers of Haxey and Westwoodside tussle with one another whilst pursuing the 'hood', originally a hat worn by Lady de Mowbray, which got blown off in a gust of wind whilst she was out riding. To the Lady's delight it was rescued by the villagers and has been celebrated by replaying this game every year since. Who says village life is boring! (Laraine Porter)

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Haxey Hood 2016

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Haxey Hood 2015

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700 years old and completely mental...

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Dodgy picture quality with some problems with sound - but you get the jist. Non-yokels should look out for:
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Haxey tournament champions 2008

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