SLIDESHOW: Hood, sweat and beers - Haxey Hood 2013

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THE Haxey Hood enjoyed one of its biggest turnouts in years as folk from across the country descended on the Isle.

Thousands turned out for the 653rd hood, including people from as far away as Bristol and Hampshire, with the traditional mud, sweat and plenty of beer keeping people entertained throughout the day, with no trouble.

The Fool Dale Smith holds the hood high whilst being smoked. Picture: Andrew Roe
The Fool Dale Smith holds the hood high whilst being smoked. Picture: Andrew Roe

Families were out in force and revellers ranged in age from tots to great-grandparents.

 

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