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    ENGLAND: BACK WITH THE CUP! MATTHEWS & CO GET HEROES' WELCOME. Blackpool:- Whole town turns out to welcome winners of F.A. Cup. Preston, England SCU Crowds at Preston, cheering. SCU Boy cheering. SV other players walking towards coach. CU Johnston in coach with cup. GV Coach with players on top leaving Preston station. CU Johnston holding cup. CU Int. Of Two Blackpool casualties, one being Alan Brown. BV Pan Showing Brown's Broken leg in plaster. TV Players waving to patients in hospital pan back to show Matthews waving. SV Girls throwing boxes into coach.


    SV Johnston holding cup mid crowd. SV Johnston with cup towards thru crowd. BV Johnston into coach. SV Coach thru crowd with players on top. Travel V Past Crowd. LV Coach led by a M/Cyclist dressed in team's colours. CU Pan Players atop coach waving, showing Johnson holding cup. CU M/Cyclist in colours. LV Coach led by M/Cyclist. SV Crowd pan to coach.

    SCU Mayor, Peter Fairhurst boards coach.pan up to roof. GV Coach in grounds of Hospital. CU Patient in hospital waves. GTV Procession thru crowds towards Blackpool pan to cup on top of coach. CU Matthews waving. Angle V Crowd on building.

    ENGLAND: BACK WITH THE CUP! MATTHEWS & CO HEROES' WELCOME. Blackpool:- Whole town turns out to welcome winners of F.A. Cup. Euston Station, England SCU Johnston with cup, leaning out of train at Euston. LV Train moving. SV Men on signal box waving.SCU PLAYERS with cup waving out of window.TV People on line waving. LV Johnston hanging out of window holding cup. Pan V Players having a meal. Moving shot of Telegraph poles etc.

    ENGLAND: BACK WITH THE CUP. MATTHEWS & CO GET HEROES' WELCOME. Blackpool:-Whole town turns out to welcome winners of F.A. Cup. Blackpool, England GV Coach approaching Blackpool Tower pan to crowds. SV Players on top of coach. Travel V Crowds waving. CU Johnston holding cup with Tower in b-g. GV Coach arriving outside Town Hall, mid crowds., Johnston holds up cup. GV Crowd. CU Johnston walking towards Mayor, Peter Fairhurst, J.P. LV Players going up steps. SV Johnston speaks:-(Nat.sd.) SCU Stanley Matthews walks to mike. SV Matthews speaks:-(Nat.sd.) CU Johnston holding up cup.


    SV Harry Johnston speaks:- "And from all the players to all of you I say thank you very much from the bottom of my heart, Thank you." (applause)

    SV Stanley Matthews speaks:- "I am told by one or two people that I was a match winner. As a matter of fact I don't believe that, for the simple reason we have here 11 match winners." (applause)

    GV Coach arriving at Town Hall mid cheers. SV Mayor, Peter Fairhurst, speaks:-(Nat.sd.) GV Pan On Vast crowd. SCU Matthews garlanded by Sailor in front of Mayor. mid applause. SV Johnston speaks:-(Nat.sd.) SV Matthews speaks:-(Nat.sd.)


    SV Mayor, Peter Fairhurst speaks:-"Ladies & Gentlemen, the public of Blackpool am glad to say WELCOME HOME." (applause)

    SV Harry Johnston speaks:-"I know we won the cup, but this is the best reception I think any football team in any country has ever received."

    SV Stanley Matthews speaks:- "I like my name to be associated with Harry, and I do want to say what a wonderful reception you have given, and I also want to say that.."

    Personalities - Sport; Association Football; Sir Stanley Matthews (b. 1915), Celebrations - Sport; Great Britain



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