100 years ago – the White Horse Cup Final

Programme from Bartlett Collection

Hidden amongst the Bartlett Collection in the Photo Galleries is a copy of the FA Cup Final Programme cover from 1923. This FA Cup Final, 100 years ago today, was famous for the crowd invasion where 300,000 fans got into Wembley stadium. The crowds swarmed onto the pitch and the game was delayed significantly. Police attempted to control the crowds and the iconic image of a white police horse surrounded by the crowd became the iconic image of the event.

The iconic image. Public Domain

The match between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United. Bolton won 2-0. The White Horse final is commemorated at the new Wembley Stadium by the White House Bridge.

The original, and then new, Wembley Stadium. From Bartlett Collection

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