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Alvey: Ashbourne Shrovetide Football '66
World Cup year 1966 but this is a different kind of 'beautiful game' and in these conditions Geoff Hurst would've certainly struggled to get his famous hat-trick.
Amateur film 1966 7 mins Silent
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The 1966 Shrovetide football match in Ashbourne is notable for a guest appearance by a hero from the more familiar branch of the sport. The recently retired Stoke City and England player Sir Stanley Matthews is this year's 'turner-up' or the person selected to start the game. The moving 'hug' of players battling for the ball pass through the recently abandoned railway station and some brave players are not even slowed down by a plunge into the icy waters of Henmore Brook.
Despite all the efforts on show here the two days of Shrovetide football in 1966 finished in a goal-less draw.
Football on Film
George Best at 21
News 1968 7 mins Location: Belfast
Flush on wages of £160 per week, George Best ponders money in the game, the pressures of fame and his footballing future.
Cumbria Local Newsreel Compilation
Non-Fiction 1911 13 mins Silent Location: Workington
A fascinating compilation of local topical footage from Workington.
International Association Match. England v. Wales. Played at Wrexham, March 11th, 1912
Non-Fiction 1912 5 mins Silent Location: Wrexham/Wrecsam
Action shots of the great Billy Meredith, the ‘Prince of Wingers’, the legendary soccer star who played for Manchester City, Manchester United and Wales.
Plymouth Argyle v Cardiff City
Sport 1976 5 mins Location: Plymouth
Argyle's Mariner scores in front of Bobby Robson
Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins Silent Location: Shepherd's Bush
Professional footballers answer the call of duty and get in training; many would go on to fight in the Battle of the Somme.
Newsview Young World: Day in the Life of Sunderland AFC Manager George Hardwick
News 1964 5 mins Location: Sunderland
A day in the life of stylish “Gentleman George” Hardwick, the new manager of Sunderland Football Club.
Ashbourne Horse Show 1936
Home movie 1936 2 mins Silent Location: Ashbourne
Immaculate horses paraded by proud farmers on an important day in the Derbyshire farming calendar.
Derbyshire Red Cross Flying Column
Amateur film 1942 16 mins Silent Location: Ashbourne
The Flying Column of the Derbyshire Red Cross takes its vital blood collection service onto the road with a visit to Ashbourne.
Ashbourne Shrovetide Football
Non-Fiction 1974 11 mins Location: Ashbourne
Join the rough and tumble of the annual Shrovetide football match in Ashbourne - that's if you can see the ball amongst the brawling mass of limbs.
What's Missing from this Picture?
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Fun at Rhyl
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's
Liberty Foundations Commercial
Advert 1956 2 mins Location: Market Harborough
Liberté, égalité and fraternité in corsets, girdles and bras.
Local Trader's Gazette
Advert 1930 9 mins Silent Location: East Sussex
This amazing discovery shows how cinema advertising used to look in Bygone Britain - a truly nostalgic gem of a film for lovers of Britain's past
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