Dumbarton celebrates 150 years of footballing heritage with a special anniversary exhibition

Posted on September 28, 2022

A new exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of Dumbarton Football Club will explore the town’s rich footballing heritage.

Showcasing a unique collection of memorabilia, images and anecdotes from everyone from fans to Hall of Famers, the exhibition will be on view at the Dumbarton Library Heritage Center from October 6 to December 17. Free entry.

Produced by West Dunbartonshire Council’s Arts & Heritage team in close partnership with the football club, among the many highlights are a winner’s medal from the 1891/92 League Championship winning team and the shirt worn by the legendary player/manager Murdo MacLeod on the day the Sons earned promotion from Division Two in 1995.

Councilor Martin Rooney, Head of Culture Committee at West Dunbartonshire Council, said: “For 150 years the Sons of The Rock have been an integral part of the Dumbarton community.

“This fascinating exhibition draws on the voices and memories of fans and players to provide a unique local testimony to the club’s history and capture the passion of their lifelong dedication to their team.”

Deputy organizer June McKay added: “The fact that the current team is doing so well at the moment, flying high at the top of League Two, only makes the timing of this exhibition more exciting.

“Any Dumbarton supporter would testify that this is a love story filled with ups and downs, but I hope this landmark year can inspire players to create their own place in history with a famous success. to the league championship.”

Jim McAllister, on behalf of Dumbarton FC, said: “The club is delighted that West Dunbartonshire Council has given the opportunity to showcase our proud history and the club’s achievements in this special year. We hope the exhibition will be well received locally and beyond.

For more information on the exhibition visit https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/leisure-parks-events/museums-and-galleries/exhibitions/150th-anniversary-dumbarton-football-club/

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