Posted 8 years ago
Uppies and Downies was an early form of football the divided town of (too areas of the town were know as Uppies or Downies )Workington Cumbria UK . Uppies and Downies is play over three days at Easter time . The Ball would be to Throw up and away and you had to get the Ball to a certain point where it was Hail (one Point per game ) , whoever Hail the ball kept it (there were 3 balls per year made) This ball is dated 1954 after the game was over the winner would take the ball to the pub and pass it round and people would sign it , sometimes this was done before the game and you could pay to write your name on for charity . The game is still play today and draws large crowds of players and spectators .