Throwing the Hammer

An annual sports day was held in Kilmarnock for 500 years, until 1831 when it was stopped due to an unruly crowd.  The day which was traditionally held on Shrove Tuesday was revived later in the 19th century by the town's Football and Rugby clubs and was held at Rugby Park, the ground which they shared.
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Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
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Glass Plate Slide
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