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Sheffield Wednesday v United
At a packed Edgar Street ground non-league Hereford United take on Sheffield Wednesday in a foggy and chilly cup tie.
Amateur film 1958 14 mins Silent
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Fourteen years before the pitch invasion that followed Hereford Utd's defeat of Newcastle, one of the biggests FA Cup upsets of all time, here they are at the same stage of the competition. As in 1972 the loyal fans packed Edgar Street, a ground that with its close proximity to the livestock market has been known to have cows paraded across it! Although it can be hard to follow the action in this amateur film Hereford went down by three goals to nil to their Yorkshire visitors.
Hereford remained in the Southern League until they were elected to play in the Football League in 1972. They continued in the lower tiers of the league game until debt problems forced their winding up in December 2014.
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.
Who Will Win to Wembley?
Sport 1930 1 mins Silent Location: West Ham
Top football footage from East London, where West Ham take on Leeds in an FA Cup fourth round encounter.
Fourth Round Cup Thrills
Sport 1926 2 mins Silent
Liverpool and Manchester United come down south to do battle with Fulham and Tottenham in football's FA Cup.
'T'coop' Goes North'
Non-Fiction 1925 3 mins Silent
Sheffield United break Welsh hearts at Wembley, winning their fourth (and last) FA Cup in a 1-0 win over Cardiff.
Football Cup 5th Round. Manchester City V Stoke
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent
A crowd of over 73,000 at Maine Road watch the 5th round Cup tie between Division Two's Manchester City and Stoke City.
Battle for Wembley
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Highbury
Heaving terraces and goalmouth action at Highbury for this FA Cup fourth round encounter between Arsenal and Everton.
In Herefordshire and Round About
Amateur film 1967 5 mins Silent Location: Hereford
A leisurely amble through the historic landmarks of Herefordshire.
The Production of Cider
News 1969 7 mins Location: Hereford
No longer a cottage industry: by 1969 Bulmer's of Hereford was producing cider on an industrial scale.
Look Round Hereford 1960
Home movie 1960 4 mins Silent Location: Hereford
The ancient and modern bring life to Hereford's historic city centre.
Dale: The Building and Opening of Hereford Cattle Market
Home movie 1956 10 mins Silent Location: Hereford
The centenary of Hereford Cattle Market sees a new extension and a parade of noble beasts through the city's streets.
The Wye Country 1952
Amateur film 1952 21 mins Silent Location: Llangurig
From source to estuary – the way of the Wye and the beautiful border country
The Wye Valley
Documentary 1948 15 mins Location: Ross-on-Wye
The scenic wonders of the Wye are revealed in glorious colour on this journey from mouth to source.
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.
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