London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
This film is part of Free
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.
From the collection of:
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.
Queens Visit to Newcastle 1954: FA Cup Returns 1955 Queens Visit to Newcastle 1954: FA Cup Returns 1955
Home movie 1954 5 mins Silent 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.
The Cup Action from the Third round of the F.A. Cup The Cup Action from the Third round of the F.A. Cup
Sport 1924 2 mins
FA Cup round-up: Cardiff City v Bristol City, Southampton v Liverpool and Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City.
Amateur film 1973 10 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.
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Location: Highbury
FA Cup third round: Arsenal v Leicester City and Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest.
Documentary 1974 18 mins Location: Sunderland
What could the future hold for young Wearsiders?
Non-Fiction 1925 1 mins
An appreciative crowd at Ewood Park witnesses Blackburn progress to the FA Cup 4th round with a 3-1 win against Tottenham.
Amateur film 1982 3 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
Fans celebrate as Hull FC take home the Rugby Challenge Cup trophy after the rematch declares their victory.
Coronation Cup Final Preston North End Versus Sunderland Coronation Cup Final Preston North End Versus Sunderland
Non-Fiction 1937 10 mins Silent Location: Wembley Stadium
Rare footage of Sunderland’s impressive victory against Preston North End in the 1937 FA Cup Final.
Non-Fiction 1927 3 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.
Cinemagazine 1961 9 mins Location: Tottenham
A snapshot of Saturday afternoon football watched by thousands of adoring fans, plus contrasting scenes of Southport and Spurs players in training.
Non-Fiction 1927 1 mins Silent Location: Wembley Stadium
There’s not a hard hat in sight, as cameras record the tragic destruction of the stunning spires, minarets, columns and arches of the Empire Exhibition at Wembley.
Non-Fiction 1923 5 mins Silent 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!
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.
Comedy 2023 2 mins
En-route to her hen weekend, bride-to-be Faye kills the vibe with a bombshell confession.
Documentary 2023 2 mins
An insight into Daytimers, the South Asian DJ collective that are breaking new ground in Britain.