Mar 05

Every year, for the past 815 years on Shrove Tuesday, the streets of Atherstone, below NEMO’s Head Offices have been overtaken for a single aim; to be the last man (or woman) holding the ball of the famous Atherstone Ball Game.

The game is enjoyed by everyone, from families to individuals looking to take home some pride, and whoever finishes the game clutching the ball, gets to keep the extra heavy leather object as a keepsake.

The game lasts just two hours, with everyone wanting to get in on the act. The famous Long Street is closed off and shops on the street are also boarded up, for their protection.

Below are some pictures taken by NEMO to show just how the historic game is enjoyed by all.

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