Take in a bit of history at SJP
With no game scheduled next Saturday (7th December), we have arranged an opportunity for a special public viewing of the new exhibition ‘Have you ever played Brazil?’
The exhibition will be open from 12pm to 2pm in the Capital Suite in the St James Centre. All are welcome, entrance is free and there will be a Supporters’ Trust stall with merchandise – ideal for Christmas presents for City fans.
The exhibition, promoted by the Supporters’ Trust and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, tells the story of Exeter City’s 1914 South American tour, where the team made history by becoming the first opponents of the Brazil national team. A wealth of fascinating historic research is captured in the illustrated display alongside memorabilia including items from the tour.
Pictured are Martin McGahey, great-grandson of the former Exeter City chairman Michael McGahey who led the South America tour, with Alison Styles and Christopher Flack, both of whom are related to Jimmy Rigby, who was one of the touring players.