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Queens Visit to Newcastle 1954: FA Cup Returns 1955

Thousands cheer for the Magpies in the 50s when the FA Cup returns to Newcastle … and a new queen pays Tyneside a visit.

Home movie 1954 5 mins Silent

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In October 1954 Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh paid a post-Coronation visit to Tyneside. An amateur filmmaker, Jack Lawson records enthusiastic crowds lining the route to Tyne Bridge from his family’s confectionary shop on Northumberland Street, his camera catching only a fleeting glimpse of the royals. Also a director of Newcastle United FC, he films the revellers and a team mascot in the large and lively crowd as a triumphant team return with the FA Cup in 1955.