This image is from the start of a Haxey Hood game, circa early 1960’s. It shows Stan Boor as the Fool collecting money. The games have been played for 700 years. When they first started the money collected helped to pay for the games however any money collected these days goes to charity. The game is played every January with the aim being for participants to get a leather hood to one of the pubs in either Haxey or Westwoodside. Stan Boor was a Fool for four years before moving on to be the Lord of the Hood.
Image courtesy of North Lincolnshire Museum Image Archive.