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H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
Great evocative shots from a boggy Upton Park, where West Ham play Tottenham in front of the Prince Of Wales.
Non-Fiction 1930 1 mins Silent
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The Prince of Wales – the future Edward VIII – is the guest of honour at this London derby held between West Ham and Tottenham to raise funds for the British Legion. The prince is shown entering the ground but the bulk of the footage is of the game itself. And what splendid footage it is, featuring passes, tackles and goalmouth scrambles. It’s enhanced by the fact the match is played on a mud patch, which the players navigate impressively, albeit with the occasional slip.
Football on Film
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.
News 1962 8 mins Location: Cleobury Mortimer
Lionel Martin is just fifteen years old but with eight top football clubs wanting to sign him his future appears mapped out.
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 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.
News 1977 5 mins Location: Leicester
What does it take to manage a football team? Two former players talk of the tough role at the top in a world where players are demanding Ј200 a week in wages.
Documentary 1968 10 mins Silent Location: Upton Park
This passionate portrayal of East Ham performs a fastidious examination of the architectural delights the area has to offer, both old and new.
Brief History of Newham and the Work of the Executive Council Brief History of Newham and the Work of the Executive Council
Documentary 1970 15 mins Location: Upton Park
The toil of the Newham Executive Council is up for show in this amateur documentary, tracking the process of policy making from start to finish.
Documentary 1980 5 mins Location: Upton Park
A whistle-stop tour of the entertainment options available to the citizens of Newham in the 1970s, documented by a local council filmmaker.
Documentary 1980 5 mins Location: Upton Park
View Newham through a personal lens with this charming exploration of the borough’s local schools and industry.
Discovering Newham: West Ham United FA Cup Victory Parade Discovering Newham: West Ham United FA Cup Victory Parade
Documentary 1980 3 mins Location: Upton Park
An exuberant crowd lines the streets outside the Boleyn Ground, waving claret and blue flags celebrating the 1975 FA Cup victory.
Home movie 1967 8 mins Silent Location: Upton Park
As picture-postcard snowfall blankets the world outside, a decorated East London home hosts a festive family Christmas get-together.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.
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