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Wycombe v Uganda - 1956
Tue Mar 7, 2017 08:32

You may have read a dialogue recently in the Bucks Free Press regarding Wanderers' meeting with Uganda in August 1956.

This stemmed from a letter (published 24 February 20170 that prompted the question "Why did Wanderers play Uganda side?"

The BFP response was

WWFC were honoured when the FA asked the club to host the touring Ugandan side for their first match.
This was the first time a side from Uganda had come to Britain.
The match was held mid-week on August 29, 1956 and attracted a crowd of 7,500. The BBC, ITV and Pathé News all sent film crews.
Many of the visitors played barefoot, and Wycombe won 10-1.
Afterwards the club entertained the Ugandans to dinner at the Red Lion Hotel in the High Street.
Among the guests from the football world was Sir Stanley Rous, secretary of the FA.

They added they were making enquiries about the whereabouts of the film of the match and this was followed up last week with news that a copy of the film was being sent to the sender of the original letter.

However, avid historians (saddoes) of the Club will know that footage is available on YouTube:

Original Pathe news clip

Extended clip (no sound) - more shots of crowd and dressing rooms

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