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H 240 x W 240 mm

120 pages

76 colour plates

Published Oct 2021

Bellendaine Books


Hardback: 9780995756649

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Scottish Borders; Ba’; History of Sport; Border Games; Foot-Ball; Rugby

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For anyone interested the true origins of the game of rugby in the centuries-old mass ba’ games of the Scottish Borders and the North of England – still alive and kicking to this day – here are tales wonderfully told by historians of the game. Historic images ant texts, alongside contemporary photography, tell a story two centuries in the making.