Glossop North End plans 125th anniversary celebrations

GLOSSOP North End is gearing up to celebrate the club’s 125th anniversary.

The Surrey Street club, formed in 1886, has set-up a committee to co-ordinate anniversary events, which have started with presentations to local schools by Matthew Cox on the history of both the town and the football club. Matthew also hopes to organise a walk around the town visiting sites of special interest.

During the coming football season there are a number of activities planned to celebrate this anniversary. These will include a formal dinner in October and the publication of a book celebrating the First Division season later in the year.

Also at the planning stage is an exhibition of memorabilia associated with the football club, and for this the club is asking for the help of the Glossop public.

125 committee member Jim Lockwood said: “We have quite a lot of documents associated with the early years of the football club but we are most definitely looking for more. The intention is to build an exhibition which will initially be displayed in the new clubhouse at the Surrey Street ground and would then be available to other venues.

“If anyone has any documents or artefacts associated with Glossop North End and would be happy to lend them to us, please let us know. Documents will be scanned and artefacts photographed so that the originals can be returned to their owners quickly.”

Any documents or artefacts which individuals would like to see in the exhibition can be collected for scanning or photographing.

Contact Glossop North End Director Stewart Taylor on 01457 864687 so that arrangements can be made.