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    Football match between Handley Page Girls and Ladies Sterling Football Club. Ilford, Essex.

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    Title - 'Ilford. Women's football match. Spirited match between Handley Page Girls and Ladies Sterling Football Club'.


    MS young women lined up in front of goal. Various shots of the match in progress, some good footage.

    MS teams coming out from gate in front of stands. Various shots of the match. MS teams coming out from gate, with spectators hanging about by the fence; including some young boys at front. Last two players through gate have a little girl walking between them, a team mascot? A man and lady follow team onto field.

    The child kicks out the ball holding the hands of the big girls. More shots of match, a girl player with muddy knees walks across field.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:28:00 / 01:47:11:00
    ON 125 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    The Sterling Telephone & Electric Co., in Dagenham (then Essex, now London) manufactured wireless equipment for the Royal Flying Corp during World War I. It employed dozens of women and Queen Mary visited the factory. The women formed a popular football team, described above as the Ladies Sterling Football Club. A local newspaper reported that when Armistice was announced, the team played an impromptu match against an RAF team in celebration. The article, in the Romford Times of 13/11/1918, devoted more inches to describing the match than to the news of peace!

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