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    Good crowd scenes at 1923 FA Cup Final. Wembley Stadium.

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    Huge crowds of spectators, nearly all male, at Football Association Cup Final match held at the brand new Wembley Stadium; 1923. Greater London / Middlesex.

    Opens with shot of cheering crowd; covering nearly entire screen. Closer shots of people cheering and waving. Someone holds up puppet on a stick. Pan on lots of men and boys waving hats. MS sportswriters (?) sat in front row and scribbling with pencils; more cheering young men behind them.

    Shot from stands looking over heads at masses and masses of people; spilling out of the stands and swarming onto the playing field. MS three men talking and laughing; one holds a giant hammer (quite possibly a smuggled Pathe camera is hidden inside!) MS crowds walking. Good aerial shot over football stadium.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:03:00 / 01:50:35:00
    ON 395 G

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  1. Unknown user says

    The game was played on 28 April 1923.

    Just visible above the crowd at 00:59 is "Billy" the famous White Horse of Wembley, who dispersed the large crowds that had flooded on to the pitch.

    "one holds a giant hammer (quite possibly a smuggled Pathe camera is hidden inside)" - that certainly isn't the camera that Jack Cotter smuggled in to the game, but maybe it is on another clip?

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