Are you in unseen World Cup video?

Previously unseen footage of Jack and Bobby Charlton returning home to Ashington after the 1966 World Cup.
Previously unseen footage of Jack and Bobby Charlton returning home to Ashington after the 1966 World Cup.
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Football fans found in previously unseen World Cup celebration footage are being sought.

Television producers have started work on a documentary to celebrate 50 years since England won the World Cup in 1966.

And they have unearthed unseen footage shot on the day Jack and Bobby Charlton returned to their home town of Ashington following the historic win.

Now TV bosses are hoping anyone who was in the footage will come forward for possible inclusion in the documentary.

A spokesman for the ITV1 show said: “It will be a nostalgic documentary which hopes to reflect the excitement and joy that swept over the country.

“The programme will focus on the memories of ordinary people with interesting or unusual stories connected with the cup.

“We’re hoping to speak to those who perhaps attended a street party, or maybe filmed the events of the day, or in this case, came to congratulate the successful players on their return home.

“In the case of the homecoming, Jack and Bobby Charlton were born into a highly successful footballing family from Ashington.

“What’s interesting about this material is that obviously many people in the crowd would have had some personal connection to the local returning heroes.

To view the footage, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6-cK8XHeB8

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