The front page of the Daily Echo February 21, 1939 featured this wonderful photo of the Company of Marblers or stone-cutters of the Isle of Purbeck observing the old Shrove Tuesday custom of kicking a football through the streets. The participants held their ‘court’ in the ancient Guildhall at Corfe Castle beforehand. The tradition has survived from the days of the trade guilds and has been carried on at Corfe for over a hundreds years.