A piece of aged silverware represents the game at its simplest and, dare we say it, most romantic. Our collection brings you giants and giantkillers, long-forgotten clubs and euphoric crowds.
All the passion, glory and despair of decades of cup drama comes through in these newsreels, amateur films and local TV reports. Like the cup itself, it's a collection that embraces the unpredictable, the unlikely and the unforgettable.
Home movie19545 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Thousands cheer for the Magpies in the 50s when the FA Cup returns to Newcastle … and a new queen pays Tyneside a visit.
Amateur film197310 mins Location: Sunderland
There’s a rapturous welcome from football fans to celebrate a fairy tale win as underdogs Sunderland return home with the FA Cup in 1973.
Amateur film19494 mins Location: Wolverhampton
A lovely colour film showing the 1949 FA Cup winners Wolves back in action at their Molineux ground soon after their championship win.
Sport19221 mins Location: Selhurst
Eccentric goalkeeping, frantic tackling and one lost stadium feature in these brilliant highlights from two London derbies in the 1922 FA Cup
Non-Fiction19251 mins Location: Sheffield
A jubilant crowd line the streets outside Sheffield Town Hall to greet Sheffield United after their 1925 FA Cup final victory.
Sport19114 mins Location: St James' Park
On a glorious spring day, a packed St James' Park welcomes Derby County for an FA Cup quarter-final against home side, and favourites, Newcastle.
Non-Fiction19235 mins Location: Wembley Stadium
The 1923 FA Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham was the first at Wembley Stadium. The headlines were not about the football but the crowd!
Non-Fiction19273 mins Location: Wembley Stadium
Cardiff City Football Club takes on Arsenal in the 1927 FA Cup Final at Wembley. King George V and 100,000 spectators see Cardiff win 1-0.
Home movie19517 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Relive a golden era for Newcastle United FC as the triumphant team, including legend Jackie Milburn, return home twice with the FA Cup in the early 1950s.
Non-Fiction19271 mins Location: Bournemouth
January 1927, fans at Dean Court scale heights to view Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic at home to Liverpool in the FA Cup 3rd round.
Sport19232 mins Location: Shepherd's Bush
Goals from the 1923 FA Cup 4th round, featuring QPR v Sheffield Utd, Charlton Athletic v Bolton Wanderers & Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County.
A crowd of over 73,000 at Maine Road watch the 5th round Cup tie between Division Two's Manchester City and Stoke City.
It's the FA Cup fifth round and arch-rivals Sheffield United and The Wednesday cross swords for Steel City bragging rights.
Non-Fiction19231 mins Location: Wembley Stadium
A lovely shot of Wembley Stadium mid-construction, with an aerial camera panning round the ground to show its half-built state.
Non-Fiction19135 mins Location: Crystal Palace
121,919 spectators filled Crystal Palace as the league's two top teams, Aston Villa and Sunderland, met in the 1913 FA Cup final.
Amateur film195814 mins Location: Hereford
At a packed Edgar Street ground non-league Hereford United take on Sheffield Wednesday in a foggy and chilly cup tie.
Non-Fiction19271 mins Location: Cardiff/Caerdydd
A never-to-be-forgotten day for Cardiff City fans, when their football team return home with the FA Cup after a 1-0 win against Arsenal at Wembley on 23/4/1927.