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Throwing the Hammer

Period:
19th Century
Description:

An annual sports day was held in Kilmarnock for 500 years, until 1831 when it was stopped due to an unruly crowd.  The day which was traditionally held on Shrove Tuesday was revived later in the 19th century by the town's Football and Rugby clubs and was held at Rugby Park, the ground which they shared.

Place of Production:
Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Materials/Media:
Glass Plate Slide
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
EAGP135n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council