New society being formed
Wrexham Football Club Official Historian Peter Jones is looking to form a Wrexham FC Collectors' and Historians' Society for the purpose of preserving and promoting the history and heritage of Wrexham FC, and hopes to bring together all those who are interested in any and every aspect of the football club's colourful past. The ultimate goal being the establishment of a football museum.
Wrexham Chief Executive Anthony Fairclough has given his blessing to the group: An archive of Wrexham material and memorabilia down the seasons is the perfect way to preserve the history of our proud club. I fully support the aims of the Society, which will endorse the role of Wrexham Football Club as a cherished local institution.
A meeting has been called for Monday 16th July at the Miners in Grosvenor Road, Wrexham for anyone who is interested in joining the group. Peter Jones told us; The intention of WFCHS will be to look at preserving historical material relating to the ‹Å“Dragons. That includes programmes, handbooks, fanzines, memorabilia, newspaper cuttings, photographs, postcards, badges, replica shirts, statistics, audio/video material, etc.; in fact, anything at all uniquely related to the club.
The Society will not be looking to requisition supporters' collections. Instead it will attempt to register them, thereby compiling a database of memorabilia so that interesting items can be lent for display at exhibitions or for publishing.
We would also ask that fans think twice before throwing away any items related to Wrexham Football Club, and think about donating them to the Society. If they wish, supporters can donate or bequeath their collections in the knowledge that they will be looked after by the Society. As part of our aims we will be looking for the WCHS to be bound to keep two original copies of items whenever possible, with numbers in excess of this to be sold on to collectors to boost Society funds. This would be particularly the case with donations of programmes, for instance.
Funds raised would be used to purchase historical material, picture frames, the framing of shirts, and exhibition cases etc to display the artefacts we collect.
We would be looking for Members of the Society to have access to all items, receive a quarterly newsletter, and enjoy discounts on publications. A register of members will be published, and they will be encouraged to take on projects of interest. In the future we would aim to hold quarterly meetings, stage exhibitions, and publish items of interest to all Wrexham supporters.