• Short Summary

    Crowds give a great reception to Blackpool Footballers as the Cup is brought back to Blackpool.

  • Description

    Blackpool, Lancashire.

    Blackpool footballers have won the Football Cup and returned it home. They receive a great reception.

    LV Blackpool players on top of a Leyland Tiger Cub coach as it drives through streets (1st 7 ft super title.) & SV. LV coach rounding bend preceded by dressed up motorcyclist. SV coach rounding bend. GV crowds lining both sides of the road. SV team being pelted with footballs and other objects. GV procession on route... Blackpool tower in background. SV crowds waving from windows and verandas. SV team holding cup aloft as they drive through street. Angle shot of tower pan down to coach. CU players on coach. LV coach arriving at Town Hall. GV crowd cheering.

    SV Harry Johnston, the team captain, leaving coach with cup. CU Stanley Matthews and team mates following. Angle shot, sign: "Magnificently Done THE POOL Blackpool Salutes You". LV the Mayor, Mr Peter Fairhurst, and Blackpool team on steps of Town Hall. CU Mayor, pan to cup being held up by Johnston. GV crowd cheering.

    SCU Matthews at the mike: 1st 8 ft. for voice lead. He says: "Thanks for the reception... etc., I don't believe that we have here eleven match winners". (46) GV crowd. SCU Matthews at mike and Johnston holds up cup.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "D")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    78.08
    Media URN:
    49966
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1953
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:51:00 / 01:15:35:00
    Canister:
    53/33

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "P Fairhurst" is Peter Fairhurst.

    The coach they're on is a Leylansd Tiger Cub.

    "Harry Johnson" should read Harry Johnston (3 changes needed inc tags).

    At 00:34 we see The Palace Ballroom in Blackpool.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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