Posted By : Nathan Batchelor
We are combining the 160th anniversary of the Sheffield Rules with a ‘Sheffield Football Treasures Day’ on Thursday October 25th at the Central Library Reading Room 10.30am – 2.30pm
Join Sheffield football historians for a special day celebrating Sheffield’s unique status as the true home of football. It’s a day to bring in your treasured Sheffield football memorabilia, or to leave an oral digital record of your best Sheffield footballing memories and moments. The library will be displaying archive material relating to Sheffield’s football past, including a copy of the hugely influential Sheffield Rules that were penned 160 years ago on 27th October 1858.
Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield FC, Hallam FC and the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Football Association have all offered to support the event by bringing in their own football treasures.
What will you bring in?
As well as the copy of the Sheffield FC archive that has not been on public display since it was sold in 2011 for nearly £900,000, we are excited to announce that the actual F.A. Cup will be on display at the event.
More treasures are promised and we shall doing more publicity as they are confirmed. Put October 25th in your diary, fish out your memorabilia from the attic and we hope to see you there.
No tickets needed and a free admission for a lively conversation and complimentary refreshments. If you cannot attend, we shall be live tweeting using the hashtag #sheffieldhomeoffootball and posting at the Sheffield Home of Football Facebook group during the event.
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