Skelmersdale United FA Amateur Cup winners ’71

It was one of the greatest – if not the greatest – days in Skelmersdale’s sporting history.

Skelmersdale United brought the FA Amateur Cup back from Wembley after an impressive 4-1 win over Dagenham. Thousands of Skemmers made the trip south for the final, which was at the height of Skem’s success.

When they got home, hundreds lined the streets to hail their heroes’ return.

And thanks to Charlie Bailey, Skem’s popular ice cream maker from Church Road, we are able to show you colour footage of their return.

You can see more images of this great event on our gallery.

For more on Skem United’s history, see their official website.

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