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  • Short Summary

    Prince Albert, Duke of York visits playing fields and sees Manchester City v Derby County.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Duke of York in Manchester - HRH makes tour of playing fields".


    Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) walks with local dignitaries. He is shown an area of playing fields.

    Shot of football at Maine Road - Manchester City v Derby County, 20 October 1934.

    Prince Albert is introduced to members of the football team.

    VS of Lacrosse being played. Prince Albert looks on with interest.

    Shots at much larger football stadium. Prince is introduced to football teams. (City: Swift, Barnett, Barkas, Busby, Cowan, Bray, Toseland, Herd, Tilson, Heale and Brook). VS of football match.

    Shots of Prince being introduced to members of two rugby teams.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Presumably from 1930s Gazettes.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathe
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:12:00 / 01:20:28:00

Comments (1)

  1. Gary James says

    This film is from October 1934. The larger stadium (after 45 seconds) is Maine Road and the game the Duke is at is Manchester City V Derby County on 20 October 1934. Derby won 1-0. The City captain Sam Cowan introduces the City team first, then its Derby County before a few seconds play. The film then moves on to a rugby game.

    The attendance at Maine Rd was 44,393 and the City team was Swift, Barnett, Barkas, Busby, Cowan, Bray, Toseland, Herd, Tilson, Heale and Brook. They were reigning FA Cup holders.
    I hope this helps, Dr Gary James,

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