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    Intertitle: "PRINCE ALBERT IN DOCKLAND. H.R.H (HRH) - who takes keen interest in work of Malvern Mission - attends 'East End's own Cup' Final."

    A football match between teams of East End players is attended by Prince Albert (destined to become King George VI).

    M/S of Prince Albert walking between two teams of players lined up on the pitch, the captain of one of the teams introduces each player and the Prince shakes their hands.

    Various L/Ss of the game in progress, there is a sizeable crowd on the far side of the field. M/S of one of the goal mouths as the action of the game comes towards it.

    Good C/U of the Prince shaking hands with the teams. The captains introducing the players looks very nervous, the Prince smiles as he shakes the footballers' hands.

    More shots of the game. M/S of the Prince, surrounded by smartly dressed dignitaries, watching the game.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:22:00 / 01:07:35:00
    G 663
    Sort Number:
    G 0663
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    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities
    George VI: 1920s East End in 20s and 30s London On Film: East End
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. says

    Is there anyway of know which teams were playing in the Docklands "East Ends own Cup Final" film. My grandfather is in your film. We have several of his medals for various football games including "Prince Albert Cup 1920" "47th Division Cup Final 1918" played in France, but we would love to know the team (s) he played for at home, before and after WW1. His name was John Herbert (1892 - 1976). I have found other photos of him in West Bromwich in 1920 (99% sure it's him - sill to confirm with my Dad & Uncle that it is John) but still no names or Players list. Can you help??

  2. jamied says

    The game was played on 24 April 1920.

    It was played at Custom House football ground, (which I believe was just a few years later replaced by the West Ham Hammers speedway team's stadium).

    The match was for the "Albert Cup", and the two local teams competing were from Lyle's Mechanics and Malvern Mission.

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