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Moss Street v St Philips Football
Moss Street v St Philips Football

Moss Street v St Philips Football 1907


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Moss Street v St Philips Football 1907

2 mins United Kingdom

Mitchell & Kenyon's camera captures the fierce physical rivalry between the young players in this Edwardian football match between two Blackburn schoolboy teams. Moss Street were the favourites in this Harry Boyle charity football cup final at Blackburn Rovers' Ewood Park, but the match ended in a 3-3 draw. Two replays followed before Moss Street won 4-0 on their third attempt.

Many of the thousands of spectators who turned out for the match would have worked at the nearby Ewood Park Cotton Mill. The Harry Boyle cup, established in Blackburn in 1897, is one of the oldest school football trophies in the UK. The three finals raised £279, which went to local charities.


Sport Non-Fiction


School Boys Football matches Blackburn


Edwardian Football Edwardian Sports




United Kingdom



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Mitchell and Kenyon

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