Classic 'Well Video

Last updated : 12 January 2003 By Firparkcorner

1952  Final
Using money from the Lottery Funded New Opportunities Fund, a website was built and much of the library was digitally encoded. A preview facility is available to UK residents and as a result ‘Well fans can have their own mementoes of some of the historic events in the club’s history.

A search for ‘Motherwell’ finds around a dozen football related items as listed below. If you download the material from the site be aware that at the preview quality, one minute equates to a 1 megabyte download

SC Final 1931 v Celtic (1 minute)
SC Final 1933 v Celtic (3 minutes)
SC Final 1939 v Clyde (1 minute 20s)
SC Semi 1951 v Hibs (3 minutes 17s)
SC Final 1951 v Celtic (1 minute 47s)
SC Round 4 1952 v Rangers (2 minutes 59s)
SC Semi 1952v Hearts (1 minute 36s)
SC Semi 1952 v Hearts 2nd replay (2 minutes 5s)
SC Final 1952 v Dundee (2 minutes 28s)
SC Semi 1958 v Clyde (1 minute 55s)
SC Semi 1962 v Rangers (1 minute 39s)
SC Semi Replay 1965 v Celtic (1 minute 59s)

1958 Semi
Pathe News ceased operations in 1970.

An interesting feature on the site is an instant preview facility which displays thumbnails taken at five second intervals together with a text commentary describing the action. In some instances the teams are listed.

So, if you want to see Ian St John scoring or Andy Paton defending then turn your browser to

(Thanks to Stuart Reid for posting on the mailing list about the site)