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Getting Ready for Cup Final

A lovely shot of Wembley Stadium mid-construction, with an aerial camera panning round the ground to show its half-built state.

Non-Fiction 1923 1 mins Silent

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Filmed in January 1923, this shows Wembley in the middle of construction with one half-built stands, no roof, unfinished terraces and unmarked pitch. The twin towers are nowhere to be seen. Astonishingly, the ground would be complete by the end of May, when it staged its first FA Cup final.