By Joseph Laws For Mailonline
Published: 21:17 BST, 22 April 2019 | Updated: 01:26 BST, 23 April 2019
Locals in two different villages competed to get a wooden beer cask across each other's boundary line in an Easter Monday tradition.
The tradition of 'bottle-kicking' takes place every Easter Monday in the village of Hallaton, Leicestershire and dates back hundreds of years.
Residents in the villages of Hallaton and Medbourne went against each other in the traditional event, which some claim could have links to Pagan times 1,000 years ago.
The event is split between the ball game held later in the afternoon, and the scramble with the hare pie thrown into the crowd.
It reportedly first started when a local vicar gave the Hallaton poor pie and beer every Easter Monday, which Medbourne residents took.
This year's event started with a children's parade from the local Bewicke Arms pub to the parish church, where a service was held.
A hare pie was then blessed by the Hallaton vicar before it was cut up and handed out at the church gates.
A parade took place which finished at the top of the village. A procession then went from The Fox Inn pub to the Hare Pie Bank, where the bottle kicking began.
Locals were seen piling in to grab the wooden casks when the game started. Some had even donned rugby shirts and