Giant Station Ad launches exhibition build up
Visitors to Sheffield's Midland Station are being greeted by the sight of The World's First Football Club's giant invitation to join us for the Football Treasures exhibition at Sheffield City Library.
Councillor for the Crookes and Crosspool Ward, Anne Ward was at the unveilling of the huge advertisement for the event, and told us "They look Amazing! People were stopping and taking photos while we were there."
It is a free event - drop in any time between 10.30am -2.30pm. The FA Cup and the first ever public display of the rules of the game will be on display at Central library.
So, 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 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 (and pencilled!) 160 years ago on 27th October 1858. These are the world's third oldest Club written playing rules behind John Hope’s Foot-Ball Club (Edinburgh 1833) and Surrey FC (1849).
The difference we have from those clubs is that the Sheffield Rules of 1858 would go on to be very influential in the evolution of the current Association football game. Of course, the Rules’ authors, Sheffield FC (the world’s oldest football club), are very much still with us.
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.
Sheffield Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ