This shot taken in 1924 shows Wembley Stadium (or the Empire
Stadium as it was known at the time) when it first opened.Wembley and the
Empire Exhibition came out of two ideas.One to revamp that part of North London
and two, give the country a much needed boost after the first World War.The
official opening of Wembley and the Empire Exhibition was on St. George's
Day 23rd April 1924 by King George and Queen Mary.Though because the stadium
was finished a year before the rest of the exhibition, the F.A. Cup final
of 1923 was held there between Bolton and West Ham. Bolton winning 2 - 0.The
official attendance was 126,047,but because of a London team playing and general
interest in the new stadium the genuine total was over 200,000 people.
Going back ten years even earlier is a receipt for a rather
nice Carl Zeiss camera bought from Great Castle Street,Oxford Circus.
And another shopping spree receipt from 1914.