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Who Will Win to Wembley?
Top football footage from East London, where West Ham take on Leeds in an FA Cup fourth round encounter.
Sport 1930 1 mins Silent
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There’s several minutes of action from this FA Cup tie, with much of the action involving Leeds, in the stripes, attacking the West Ham goal. Shots fly in, the West Ham keeper punches and gets bundled by an onrushing forward, and a Leeds player defies the muddy pitch try and artful flick. The only goal we see, though, comes from West Ham, who eventually won 4-1, with the crowd shown celebrating enthusiastically.
Queens Visit to Newcastle 1954: FA Cup Returns 1955 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.
1953 9 mins
An intriguing blast from soccer's past: Wrexham meet Beighton Miners Welfare in FA Cup First Round.
Sport 1926 2 mins Silent
Liverpool and Manchester United come down south to do battle with Fulham and Tottenham in football's FA Cup.
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.
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.
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.
Documentary 1986 6 mins Location: West Ham
Newham's historical buildings are brought back to life and contrasted with the new in this short documentary by a local council filmmaker.
Amateur film 1986 6 mins Location: West Ham
Enthusiastic local filmmaker captures the highlights of West Ham's Centenary celebrations, such as the gymkhana and Centenary bus launch.
Documentary 1927 3 mins Silent Location: West Ham
Roll call for staff at the new Broadway Super Cinema, Stratford, as uniformed employees - from sweet seller to projectionist - line the street.
Non-Fiction 1923 2 mins Silent Location: West Ham
Meet the West Ham team of 1923, about to contest the first FA Cup final to be held at Wembley Stadium.
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
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.
1965 1 mins Location: York
A world away from zany humour, Richard Lester shows he can also capture the easy opulence of the upper class nibbling After Eight mints.
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.
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