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Uppies And Downies Workington

At the bottom of this page click on more to get to next page . Click on links at end of page then right click and choose save target as to save a copy of the video clip . I am on my way to Workington in England to cover the uppies and downies ball games played there at easter . Its played on good friday (14th April) easter tuesday (18th April) and the following saturday (22nd April) . I will be doing live photos and videos and a text commentry click on links below to see videos . I am having a problem with the gallery photo page . Its now wednesday night i am staying in Glasgow and driving down to Workington on thursday morning . I am in Workington and have uploaded photos and videos of the throw off bridge and the river Derwent . Also uploaded photos and videos of Curwen Hall the Uppies goal and the harbour the downies goal . Met Bob Daglish his family goes back hundreds of years with this game and used to throw off all three balls his son still throws off the tuesday ball . All three balls are made by Mark Rowlandson and by pure coincidence it was his daughter that gave me directions to Mcdonalds . Have met several players spectators and past players . Uploaded photos and videos of Joe Clark and his son Paul getting interviewed for American TV with two of the balls the other was being used for charity fundraising before the game . This years chosen charity is breast cancer . Thousands of pounds are raised showing the ball in supermarkets and pubs . The ball is smaller and lighter than the Kirkwall Ba and its now filled with woolflock horses hair used to be used in the past . They sell twelve year old Highland Park in the bar of the hotel i am staying in . The barman told me the winner of the ball gets a free half pint in all the bars at their side of the town afterwards . In the past the ball was given back for a half a crown dont know how much thats worth nowadays . Workington is near Maryport where a roman fort and hadrians wall is roughly about the other...

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