FILM : Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation)
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation) 1965 Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge, Johnnie Wade Greater Manchester
Director : David Bracknell   Production Company : Century Film Productions Ltd.  Region : NORTH

Children from Barton United are trying to win the local league cup but a local Councillor does his best to ensure that his son's team wins instead.

Screen shots uploaded by Phil Wilkinson from source material provided by Bob Nichols.

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Saturday Morning Pictures - The Best Of The Children's Film Foundation - Vol. 2 [DVD] [1965]

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Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation) - Barton United play a home game against Salford Road Villa at their ground in Barton-upon-Irwell, Eccles. This land lies between Trafford Road and Barton Lane with the King's Head Hotel in the centre and the chimneys of Barton Power Station in the left distance.
Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation)

cupfe001. Barton United play a home game against Salford Road Villa at their ground in Barton-upon-Irwell, Eccles. This land lies between Trafford Road and Barton Lane with the King's Head Hotel in the centre and the chimneys of Barton Power Station in the left distance.

cupfe001n. The pitch looks better now. With thanks to the Head Teacher and Staff of Holy Cross & All Saints School. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-05-2015)

Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation) - The match continues as the girls stoke a fire to heat water in old oil drums. Tooley House off Barton Lane stands in the background.
Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation)

cupfe002. The match continues as the girls stoke a fire to heat water in old oil drums. Tooley House off Barton Lane stands in the background.

cupfe002n. The same location but without the mill on the extreme left. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-05-2015)

Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation) - The Villa goalie allows the ball through, putting United in the lead. Looking across Barton Lane M30 towards buildings on Twining Road, south of the Manchester Ship Canal.
Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation)

cupfe003. The Villa goalie allows the ball through, putting United in the lead. Looking across Barton Lane M30 towards buildings on Twining Road, south of the Manchester Ship Canal.

cupfe003n. The gap has been filled with housing. Taken with thanks to the Head Teacher and Staff of Holy Cross & All Saints School. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-05-2015)

Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation) - The full time whistle is blown and Barton United win the match. In the centre distance stands All Saints School, now known as Holy Cross & All Saints School, in Barton-upon-Irwell which is part of Eccles and was formerly in Lancashire.
Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation)

cupfe004. The full time whistle is blown and Barton United win the match. In the centre distance stands All Saints School, now known as Holy Cross & All Saints School, in Barton-upon-Irwell which is part of Eccles and was formerly in Lancashire.

cupfe004n. With acknowledgement to the Head Teacher and Staff of Holy Cross & All Saints School. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-05-2015)

Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation) - Fatso Cooke (Gary Mason) checks with Vicky that the water is hot enough for the teams to take a shower. Facing north-east with Tooley House in the background.
Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation)

cupfe005. Fatso Cooke (Gary Mason) checks with Vicky that the water is hot enough for the teams to take a shower. Facing north-east with Tooley House in the background.

cupfe005n. Tooley House now. With thanks to the Head Teacher and Staff of Holy Cross & All Saints School. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-05-2015)

Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation) - Skipper and Rocket talk as they help deliver milk. Naysmith Road in Eccles with Roby Road and high rise blocks off Cawdor Street in the background.
Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation)

cupfe006. Skipper and Rocket talk as they help deliver milk. Naysmith Road in Eccles with Roby Road and high rise blocks off Cawdor Street in the background.

cupfe006n. The high rise towers are receiving a make-over. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-05-2015)

Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation) - Fatso brings the news that their football pitch is to be turned into a car park. The junction of Naysmith Road and Edison Road.
Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation)

cupfe007. Fatso brings the news that their football pitch is to be turned into a car park. The junction of Naysmith Road and Edison Road.

cupfe007n. The same corner now. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-05-2015)

Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation) - The children collect goal posts and equipment from the shed as Councillor Bates gets his way to redevelop the land.
Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation)

cupfe008. The children collect goal posts and equipment from the shed as Councillor Bates gets his way to redevelop the land.

cupfe008n. The terrace stands on Trafford Road. With thanks to the Head Teacher and Staff of Holy Cross & All Saints School. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-05-2015)

Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation) - Councillor Bates (David Lodge) arrives with workmen. Facing buildings at the corner of Barton Lane and Trafford Road in Eccles, Greater Manchester.
Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation)

cupfe009. Councillor Bates (David Lodge) arrives with workmen. Facing buildings at the corner of Barton Lane and Trafford Road in Eccles, Greater Manchester.

cupfe009n. The background buildings all still stand. With thanks to the Head Teacher and Staff of Holy Cross & All Saints School. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-05-2015)

Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation) - The players and the girls set out to find somewhere for them to train. Barton Road Swing Bridge spanning the Manchester Ship Canal in Barton-upon-Irwell. The bridge was also seen in 'Painted Boats' and 'A Taste of Honey'.
Cup Fever (Children's Film Foundation)

cupfe010. The players and the girls set out to find somewhere for them to train. Barton Road Swing Bridge spanning the Manchester Ship Canal in Barton-upon-Irwell. The bridge was also seen in 'Painted Boats' and 'A Taste of Honey'.

cupfe010n. A modern comparison. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-05-2015)

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