Shops and houses board up their windows to prevent damage, and the game can go up alleyways, into yards and up streets.
Traditionally, the first ever game was played with an Englishman's head. The ribbons on it symbolise his hair.
There are two games, one for young men, which starts at 12pm, and the second is the adult game, starting at 2pm, which can last for several hours.
The game is always played on the Thursday after shrove Tuesday, or the week after, depending on when the first new moon falls after Candlemas.
More top news
The two grenades were on board a fishing boat heading for Stranraer harbour.
Storm Doris is set to bring wet, windy and wintry weather to the region.
Carl Hodgson, who lives in the town, was sentenced to three years and six months behind bars at Manchester Crown Court today.