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Wales v Ireland at Wrexham (1906)
International football action in front of an enthusiastic home crowd in Wrexham.
In what may be the earliest International football match recorded on film, Wales play Ireland in a Home Championship fixture at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground. Wales (in the darker kit) are cheered on by a lively home crowd. Two cameras cover the action, with edited shots showing the build up to two of the Welsh goals and drama in the penalty area. This was a high-scoring game, ending in a 4-4 draw.
Sadly, the filmmakers weren't able to catch Welsh star Billy Meredith in action. Meredith was serving a season-long ban for alleged bribery following a bad-tempered First Division game between his club, Manchester City, and Aston Villa. Believing himself a fall-guy for his club's practices, Meredith left City for local rivals Manchester United in May 1906.
Non-Fiction 1902 5 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
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Non-Fiction 1905 2 mins Silent Location: Manchester
An Edwardian contest between teams representing the English and Irish Football Leagues, with plenty of goal-line action.
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent Location: Burnley
First-ever footage of Manchester United in a tense Edwardian football fixture.
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent Location: Sheffield
Sparkling images of fans and players at an Edwardian fixture at Sheffield's Bramall Lane.
Non-Fiction 1902 8 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
The camera is a welcome distraction to the spectators of a home defeat at Goodison Park.
Non-Fiction 1905 2 mins Silent Location: Preston
Early football giants Preston and Villa face up in an epic Edwardian contest.
Home movie 1966 11 mins Silent Location: Wrexham/Wrecsam
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Amateur film 1962 12 mins Silent Location: Wrexham/Wrecsam
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International Association Match. England v. Wales. Played at Wrexham, March 11th, 1912 International Association Match. England v. Wales. Played at Wrexham, March 11th, 1912
Non-Fiction 1912 5 mins Silent Location: Wrexham/Wrecsam
Action shots of the great Billy Meredith, the ‘Prince of Wingers’, the legendary soccer star who played for Manchester City, Manchester United and Wales.
Wrexham co-operative Society's Procession, Wednesday, July 31st 1912 Wrexham co-operative Society's Procession, Wednesday, July 31st 1912
Non-Fiction 1912 3 mins Silent Location: Wrexham/Wrecsam
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Amateur film 1940 14 mins Silent Location: Wrexham/Wrecsam
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