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The Mill, Sturston, Ashbourne

This upright timber, a post from the former mill, was erected to act as the goal for the Up'ards team in the Ashbourne Shrovetive Football Game. The former mill was demolished in March 1981. The Shrovetide Football Match was first recorded in 1682, though it is thought to date back to the 12th century. Many attempts were made to suppress the game over the years, but by the 1920's it had become par…