Popular Recration and Impact on Present Day

Swimming, Athletics, Football, Cricket, Tennis

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Swimming

Links with lake-based swimming clubs

Continued motives such as health/ survival

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Athletics

In 2002, 5 british athletes (sponsored by Flora) repeated Captain Robert Barclay Allardice who ran 1000 miles in 1000 hours. for a wager of over 1000 guineas at Newheart Heath 200 years ago.

Rural sports including races and tests of strength continue at some summer fetes and fairs and traditional olympics (Much Wenlock and Dover Games)

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Football

Surviving ethnic sport (Ashbourne football game). Occational violent behaviour by players or spectators in modern game

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Cricket

In pre-industrial britian, was for all classes. ECB stresses that it is the same today

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Tennis

In pre-industial times, game of real tennis was exclusive and today it is largely the same

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