(UPDATE: As FA Cup Final Freddy says in the comments: FAIL – it’s Sheffield United, not Sheffield Wednesday. I’ll get me coat..)
They shut Pathe News out of the Wembley Final in ’36 – so the journos hired a gyrocopter, made their wills and took off…
It wasn’t altogether worth their while: Alex James scored the only goal of a grim game against Sheffield Wednesday. But time has passed, and now the film is full of interest. They never really did finish rebuilding Wembley’s environs after the Exhibition, and it shows.
It’s on Youtube, below, if you like, but this is your chance to get acquainted with Pathe News’ new archive website, where the clips are available to view in just staggering quality. There is a lot there, splendidly restored. Click here and fullscreen the results. Here’s the muddier, shorter Youtube version, inferior in every respect.