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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
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.
Mining Review 6th Year No. 5
1953 9 mins
An intriguing blast from soccer's past: Wrexham meet Beighton Miners Welfare in FA Cup First Round.
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.
Stately Homes of Newham: Then and Now
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.
West Ham Centenary
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.
Birth of the Broadway
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.
The Cup Shall Come South!
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.
Pall Mall and Hyde Park Corner
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: London
Capital scenes thanks to Victorian filmmakers
Afternoon Tea in the Garden of Clarence House
Non-Fiction 1897 0 mins Silent
Members of Queen Victoria's extended family being natural for the cameras
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (Prince Edward)
1897 0 mins
Jubilee Procession: Leeds
Non-Fiction 1897 3 mins
Dogs in the Surf
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent
Victorian pooches at play
Royal Leinster Regiment Halifax
1900 1 mins Silent
A brisk drill on a cold winter's day
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