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    In the stands at a football match.

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    Football / soccer.

    Location of events unknown - could be Highbury, London.

    In the stands at a football match a fashionable woman with plumed hat and wearing furs enters along with a few men wearing carnations and bowler hats.

    Next a shot on the field: man leans over and puts ball on line. The same lady steps up and gives it a good kick. Some players on field in shorts; long-sleeved shirts.

    Signs in the background read: 'Clacton Empire','Visit the Finsbury Park Empire' and 'Tottenham Palace' - could mean this is Highbury football ground in north London, or even White Hart Lane (Tottenham).

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:48:00 / 01:54:12:00
    ON 010 F

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  1. Mario Sozzi says

    The venue is definitely White Hart Lane.

    The date is 5 March 1914.

    The game is between Tottenham Hotspur v Showbiz 11.

    The woman taking kick off is Marie Lloyd.

    As they come out of the entrance, there is an gent wearing a cloth cap standing to the right of the entrance. That is John Over, the Spurs groundsman, who prepared the Oval wicket for the first Ashes game held in England and is mentioned in Wisden for having done so.

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