Clattern Bridge – Kingston-Upon-Thames (c. 1175 CE)

These were highly competitive, violent affairs that saw the ball kicked and carried by two teams of varying number. This is how British football evolved, with many local areas separating into two teams and beating the hell out of one another (usually irrespective of who actually possessed the ball!! Eventually, the Local Authorities transferred these games to purpose-built playing fields and the modern game of football was developed. 

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