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Hallaton Bottle Kicking / peter Mason Photography

Hallaton Bottle Kicking

Photographerpeter Mason
PrizeHonorable Mention
Companypeter Mason Photography
Photo Date2014-17
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Entry Description

Bottle kicking is thought to be a pagan tradition that exists to this day between the picturesque English villages of Hallaton and Medbourne. There are virtually no rules, except no eye-gouging, use of weapons or strangling. Each village team tries to move the wooden bottles, on a best-of-three basis, across two streams one mile apart, by any means possible. Injuries and broken bones are common.