The bunting is out ahead of the start of this year's Ashbourne Shrovetide football game.
A hearty meal in The Green man prior to the start of play.
The placards hanging from the ceiling mark the names of people who have goalled the ball in games past.
The streets of Ashbourne are buzzing as the start of play draws ever closer.
The Down'ards discuss tactics ahead of the first game.
Cheers for West Derbyshire MP Patrick McLoughlin as he arrives with the first match ball.
Smiles all round as Mr McLoughlin is escorted towards the plinth.
Mr McLoughlin shows off the brightly-coloured match ball.
Young players gather to watch the start.
The lenses are out to capture the action.
Mr McLoughlin moves closer to the plinth.
Mr McLoughlin and the ball receive a warm ovation from hundreds of Ashbournians.
Pre-game speeches as the clock ticks closer to the 1400 start-time.
Rousing renditions of Auld Lang Syne and the national anthem precede the day's play.
Mr McLoughlin prepares to launch the ball to begin the game.
The ball is launched and play can begin.
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