This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Burnley football team in training before the start of the football season.

  • Description

    Burnley, Lancashire.

    Full title reads: "Hello, football 1926-1927! Burnley, A.F.C."

    Intertitle: "All ready for the 28th".

    Intertitle: "Jack Hill on the ball".

    Intertitle: "Good old Jerry - still in action after 21 years".

    Intertitle: "A new recruit - goalkeeper Somerville".

    Intertitle: "As one skipper to another. Good Luck in 1926-1927".

    Intertitle: "Our final wish - Give your boys a real send off on August 28th, 1926. Burnley v. Cardiff City".

    Various shots of Burnley football team in training in an empty stadium. We see them running circuits, skipping with ropes, passing the ball on their heads. C/U of one player bouncing ball on his head - Hill? We also see them sprinting, wrestling, in piggy back races. A dog joins in with many of the exercises, running alongside them. The players watch with amusement as the dog runs about pushing the ball with his nose.

    Various shots of the team having a kick about on the pitch. C/U of an older looking player - Jerry? Various shots of the keeper - Somerville? Panning M/S of the team standing and squatting in the goal mouth. One of the players in the front row holds the dog - their mascot? C/U of three men not in player's kit - the coaches? Two of them shake hands.

    Note: item appears unedited and includes cuts. AH 2000.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:37:00 / 01:26:48:00
    G 1324

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    'C/U of an older looking player - Jerry?' Yes, Burnley FC goalkeeping legend Jerry Dawson. He amassed a record 700+ apearances for the club, 522 in the League and 46 in the FA cup.
    The setting for the film was Turf Moor, Burnley FC's home stadium.

    Report comment
    Report comment

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment