This afternoon (Wednesday, June 6) a time capsule was buried at St James Park, containing artefacts related to the history of Exeter City Football Club and our stadium.
The items, now buried beneath the ground, include special programmes, badges, newspapers, tickets, shirts, books, information about the supporters trust, and a letter to the future that includes the history of the club to date, as well as lyrics to some of the most popular songs sung in the stands.
One particular item that stood out was a ‘lucky cap’ produced by the club to celebrate the fourth division title win in 1990. The cap was donated to the project by long term City fan, Tony Brooks on behalf of himself and his grandson, Tom.
Paul Farley, Club Director and Chair of the ECFC History Group said: “It’s an absolute no brainier to use the opportunity of the redevelopment to leave something here for future fans of the club to discover. There are some great items in the capsule, and we are very grateful to everyone who has donated their own, sometimes very personal memorabilia, for this project”
The capsule forms part of the ECFC Museum Project, which aims to collect preserve and share the history and heritage of the club all around the stadium, and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the University of Exeter.
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