Hallaton, Leicestershire. 22nd April 2019. Hare Pie Scramble & Bottle Kicking, this is an ancient custom in two distinct parts. The first is a procession, baskets of bread and the eponymous Hare Pie (believed to be minced beef these days), once at the church gate, the pie is blessed and distributed to the crowds and the second is a mass “ballgame” played with small wooden casks called bottles between the villages of Hallaton and Melbourne. Credit: Keith J Smith./Alamy Live News

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Hallaton, Leicestershire. 22nd April 2019. Hare Pie Scramble & Bottle Kicking, this is an ancient custom in two distinct parts. The first is a procession, baskets of bread and the eponymous Hare Pie (believed to be minced beef these days), once at the church gate, the pie is blessed and distributed to the crowds and the second is a mass “ballgame” played with small wooden casks called bottles between the villages of Hallaton and Melbourne. Credit: Keith J Smith./Alamy Live News
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Image ID: T57G06
Location: Hallaton, Leicestershire.