• Will Barrett

Have you found early Exeter City items during lockdown?

With lockdown clear outs a common activity, Exeter City Football Club Museum Trust is putting out a plea for any items relating to the Grecian’s early history to be saved and shared with the history team.


The recent discovery and rescue of a rare 1905/06 City team photo in a tip underlined the potential for losing valuable pieces of the Club’s heritage.


“We would be delighted to receive items either as a donation or loan so that we can enable them to be accessed by a wide audience. We can digitise items for the Grecian Archive website as well as put them on display in our Museum Room at St James Park” said Museum Chair Paul Farley.


The Museum is particularly interested in any items involving St Sidwell’s United. St Sidwell’s were formed in 1901 and changed their name to Exeter City in 1904. To date there is no known photo of the St Sidwell’s team.


“Next year sees the 120th anniversary of the formation of our Club as St Sidwell’s United. It would be wonderful if we could find some historic photographs or records from that early period to coincide with this milestone” said Paul.


The Museum is always on the lookout for any old items especially those that are pre World War 2.


If you have any items of potential interest please contact us via will.barrett@ecfc.co.uk


The Grecian Archive, which has been created in collaboration with the University of Exeter and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, can be seen here


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