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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
View Newham through a personal lens with this charming exploration of the borough’s local schools and industry.
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.
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.
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
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.
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 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"?
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