Maybe, just maybe this, explains the game and tradition known today as the Haxey Hood. This year the event takes place on Tuesday 6th of January 2015. For more information visit the axholme
The person in charge of the event is known as the Lord of the Hood. The assistants are called 'Boggins' (not 'Boggles' as Tellins would have you believe. But there is a character known as 'The Fool' though.