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Faces In The Crowds: The 1948 FA Cup

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THE 1948 FA Cup was won by Manchester United. They beat Blackpool 4-2 in the Wembley final. We’ve unearthed these great photos of the road to Wembley. (As ever, you can buy them as posters, framed prints and more by following the ‘BUY’ link in the corner of the pictures. Were you or a loved one a face in the crowd..?)

 

occer - FA Cup - Third Round - Charlton Athletic v Newcastle United - The Valley Newcastle and Charlton supporters walk around the ground in front of the crowd. Ref #: PA.8757879  Date: 10/01/1948

Round – Charlton Athletic v Newcastle United – The Valley
Newcastle and Charlton supporters walk around the ground in front of the crowd.
Date: 10/01/1948

 

 

Soccer - FA Cup Third Round - Bradford v Arsenal - Brighton (Back row) Ronnie Rooke, Leslie Compton and George Male, (centre) Dennis Compton, (bottom left to right) Ian McPherson and George Swindin training in Brighton. Ref #: Soccer - FA Cup Third Round - Bradford v Arsenal - Brighton (Back row) Ronnie Rooke, Leslie Compton and George Male, (centre) Dennis Compton, (bottom left to right) Ian McPherson and George Swindin training in Brighton. Ref #: PA.5232093  Date: 06/01/1948 Date: 06/01/1948

Soccer – FA Cup Third Round – Bradford v Arsenal – Brighton
(Back row) Ronnie Rooke, Leslie Compton and George Male, (centre) Dennis Compton, (bottom left to right) Ian McPherson and George Swindin training in Brighton.
Date: 06/01/1948

 

occer - FA Cup Tie - Colchester v Bradford The Colchester supporter performs for the crowd Ref #: PA.8879621  Date: 24/01/1948

Colchester v Bradford
The Colchester supporter performs for the crowd
Date: 24/01/1948

 

 

 

PA. 5905168 Football Supporters - Blackpool v Fulham 1948 Blackpool supporters walk on the pitch at Fulham Ref #: PA.5905168  Date: 23/02/1948

Football Supporters – Blackpool v Fulham 1948 Blackpool supporters walk on the pitch at Fulham
Date: 23/02/1948

 

Derby County football supporters arrive at St. Pancras Station for their match with QPR Archive-S34004-9 Ref #: PA.5837047  Date: 23/02/1948

Derby County football supporters arrive at St. Pancras Station for their match with QPR
Date: 23/02/1948

 

 

Tottenham Hotspur fans board the train at Euston Station before traveling to the FA Cup Semi-Final match against Blackpool Ref #: PA.11397141  Date: 13/03/1948

Tottenham Hotspur fans board the train at Euston Station before traveling to the FA Cup Semi-Final match against Blackpool
Date: 13/03/1948

Tottenham Hotspur fans board the train at Euston Station before traveling to the FA Cup Semi-Final match against Blackpool Ref #: PA.11397141  Date: 13/03/1948

Tottenham Hotspur fans board the train at Euston Station before traveling to the FA Cup Semi-Final match against Blackpool
Date: 13/03/1948

 

occer - FA Cup Semi-Final - Blackpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Villa Park Joan Moye, a Tottenham Hotspur supporter cheering her team outside Villa Park, Birmingham Ref #: PA.8757669  Date: 13/03/1948

occer – FA Cup Semi-Final – Blackpool v Tottenham Hotspur – Villa Park
Joan Moye, a Tottenham Hotspur supporter cheering her team outside Villa Park, Birmingham
Date: 13/03/1948

 

 

Soccer - FA Cup Semi-Final - Blackpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Villa Park Part of the 70,000 crowd that attended with a large number of supporters parading around the ground before the start of the match. Ref #: PA.8757872  Date: 13/03/1948

Soccer – FA Cup Semi-Final – Blackpool v Tottenham Hotspur – Villa Park
Part of the 70,000 crowd that attended with a large number of supporters parading around the ground before the start of the match.
Date: 13/03/1948

 

Soccer - FA Cup Semi-Final - Manchester United v Derby County - Hillsborough - 1948 Spectators watching the FA Cup semi final between Manchester United and Derby. Ref #: PA.5482202  Date: 13/03/1948

Soccer – FA Cup Semi-Final – Manchester United v Derby County – Hillsborough – 1948
Spectators watching the FA Cup semi final between Manchester United and Derby.
Date: 13/03/1948

 

The front cover of Soccer magazine, April 1948, featuring the Manchester United team Ref #: PA.515731  Date: 01/04/1948

The front cover of Soccer magazine, April 1948, featuring the Manchester United team
Date: 01/04/1948

 

Manchester United fans in Trafalgar Square on the morning of the match. Ref #: PA.2813440  Date: 24/04/1948

Manchester United fans in Trafalgar Square on the morning of the match.
Date: 24/04/1948

 

Blackpool supporters outside Buckingham Palace before the FA Cup final against Manchester United.

Blackpool supporters outside Buckingham Palace before the FA Cup final against Manchester United.

 

 

Thousands of Blackpool and Manchester United supporters took the new Olympic Road On their way for Wembley Stadium, London, for the FA Cup Final. Ref #: PA.1282987  Date: 24/04/1948

Thousands of Blackpool and Manchester United supporters took the new Olympic Road On their way for Wembley Stadium, London, for the FA Cup Final.
Date: 24/04/1948

 

1948: Manchester United, in the Royal Blue shirts, and Blackpool, in the white shirts, come out onto the field at the start of the FA Cup Final at Wembley, London. Ref #: PA.1395432  Date: 24/04/1948

1948: Manchester United, in the Royal Blue shirts, and Blackpool, in the white shirts, come out onto the field at the start of the FA Cup Final at Wembley, London.
Date: 24/04/1948

 

Soccer - FA Cup Final - Blackpool v Manchester United - Wembley Stadium

 

BBC TV cameras film the FA Cup Final

BBC TV cameras film the FA Cup Final

Manchester United's Jack Rowley (r) climbs high to power a header goalwards Ref #: PA.597787

Manchester United’s Jack Rowley (r) climbs high to power a header goalwards 

 

Soccer - FA Cup Final - Blackpool v Manchester United - Wembley Stadium Soccer - FA Cup Final - Blackpool v Manchester United - Wembley Stadium

 

ohnny Carey, Manchester United Captain receives the FA Cup from HM King George VI as the Queen looks on. Manchester United won 4-2 at Wembley.

ohnny Carey, Manchester United Captain receives the FA Cup from HM King George VI as the Queen looks on. Manchester United won 4-2 at Wembley.

 

 

anchester United captain Johnny Carey is carried on the shoulders of his teammates, after they win the FA Cup final of 1948 against Blackpool. Ref #: PA.1186542  Date: 24/04/1948

anchester United captain Johnny Carey is carried on the shoulders of his teammates, after they win the FA Cup final of 1948 against Blackpool.
Date: 24/04/1948

 

Manchester United's FA Cup winning team: (back row, l-r) John Anderson, Allenby Chilton, Jack Crompton, John Aston, Henry Cockburn, ? ; (front row, l-r) Jimmy Delaney, Johnny Morris, Johnny Carey, manager Matt Busby, Jack Rowley, Stan Pearson, Charlie Mitten Ref #: PA.684906  Date: 24/04/1948

Manchester United’s FA Cup winning team: (back row, l-r) John Anderson, Allenby Chilton, Jack Crompton, John Aston, Henry Cockburn, ? ; (front row, l-r) Jimmy Delaney, Johnny Morris, Johnny Carey, manager Matt Busby, Jack Rowley, Stan Pearson, Charlie Mitten
Date: 24/04/1948