The F.A. Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, 1923
Aerial photograph of Wembley Stadium before the start of the 1923 F.A. Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United. This was the first Cup Final held at the then brand-new Wembley Stadium, which had been built in 300 days at a cost of 750, 000. Before the match began a crowd of about 100, 000 (most without a ticket) stormed through the gates and into the stadium. This meant that there was approximately 200, 000 people in a ground designed for 127, 000. The photograph shows the scene as the spectators moved onto the pitch, due to the pressure of people behind them. The match started 40 minutes late and was won by Bolton 2-0"
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Fine Timbered House, Audenshaw - Droylsden Area, Lancashire
Fine Timbered House, Thought to be in the Audenshaw/Droylsden Area, Manchester, Lancashire, England. Sign reads 'GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY - THREE MINUTES WALK TO FAIRFIELD STATION' Date: 1900s
© The Wentworth Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
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Five illustrations of 'An exact representation of M. Garnerin's Balloons with an accurate view of the ascent and descent of the parachute'. Top left: ascended from Ranelagh, 28 June 1802, passengers Garnerin and Snowden, landed 45 minutes later near Colchester, Essex. Bottom left: ascended from Lord's Cricket Ground, 5 July 1802, passengers Garnerin and Locker, landed 15 minutes later at Chingford Green, Essex. Centre: ascended from North Audley Street, 21 September 1802, passenger Garnerin, landed 10 minutes later in a parachute near St Pancras Church -- claimed to be the first parachute descent in England. Top right: ascended from Vauxhall Gardens, 3 August 1802, passengers Garnerin, Madame Garnerin and Glassford, a cat descended by parachute partway through the journey, and the balloon landed on Hampstead Hill 62 minutes after takeoff. Bottom right: ascended from Sydney Gardens, Bath, 7 September 1802, passengers Garnerin and Glassford, landed 110 minutes later near Mells Park, 16 miles from Bath. The maximum height reached was 10, 000 feet on 28 June.
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans