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📝 ECFC Museum appeal: Mementoes and memories of Manchester United cup tie wanted

50th anniversary of iconic FA Cup tie to take place on January 4

15 November 2018

Exeter City is fast approaching the 50th anniversary of the iconic FA Cup tie between Exeter City and Manchester United played at St James Park on January 4, 1969.

To mark the occasion, the new Exeter City Museum Trust is planning an exhibition of memorabilia associated with the match.

Anyone with any items relating to the game is asked to make contact with the museum at or via reception at the club. Although City eventually lost 3-1 an Alan Banks goal had lifted the spirits of the Grecians.

“This was such a special game in Exeter City’s history,” said ECFC Museum project officer, Will Barrett. “It was the day that Matt Busby brought George Best, Bobby Charlton, Dennis Law and the rest of the then European champions to the City. There was a crowd of 18,500 in the ground so hopefully some of those present have kept mementoes from the day."

Anything associated with the game would be welcome including tickets, rosettes, rattles, programmes, autographs, photographs, newspaper cuttings, hats, scarves or lucky jumpers or shirts worn on the day. The items can be loaned or donated to the museum collection.

"We are also interested in people’s memories of the day," added Will. "Please send us your recollections. These will be included in a special exhibit on the Grecian Archive website."


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