Exhibits wanted with goal of showing a Football History of WGC

Mill Green Museum is asking for help from fans of local football for a new exhibition this autumn - 'Football in Welwyn Garden City'.

Museum outside entrance

The exhibition, which will run from mid -September until the end of November, is being organised by local football historian Roy Williams and will tell the story of the sport in Welwyn Garden City.

The museum is looking for football-related items to feature in the exhibition and is interested in photographs, programmes, medals, trophies and other memorabilia, particularly in relation to WGC FC, factory teams, Peartree Old Boys FC, women's, girls' and youth football, the Sunday League and the 1966 World Cup as well as famous players like former internationals David James and Paul Price.

By exploring the town's football history, the exhibition will also shed light on the development of Welwyn Garden City and the people who lived and played here.

Cllr Terry Mitchinson, Executive Member for Leisure and Community, said:

 

"The popularity of football means the sport plays an important part in the local and social history of the borough.

 

"Perhaps you or a relative were involved in football in WGC and have a story to tell?  If so, the museum would love to hear from you. This new exhibition will appeal to historians and football fans of all ages."

 

If you have any memorabilia relating to football in the wider borough of Welwyn Hatfield, the museum is also interested in hearing from you for their collection.

You can contact the museum with information about a potential loan or donation by emailing museum@welhat.gov.uk or calling 01707 357 850.