The ancient Celtic sport of hurling is thought to be more than 1,000 years old, and is only played in Cornwall.
A hand-made silver-lined wooden ball is hurled through the streets.The townsfolk defend the silver ball from being taken out of the town boundaries by the rival countryside folk.
The hurling starts on Shrove Tuesday in St Columb Major, and then a second match is played on the second Saturday after that.
The goals between the boundaries are two miles apart. Once the game starts it can last a few hours, until a winner is decided.
For two weeks between the games St Columb Major resembles a ghost town. All the shops and houses are boarded up to protect the windows from being smashed in by the hurlers.
Blood is spilled and bones are fractured. It’s like rugby with no rules, but played on concrete rather than grass.