This year, 2017, marks 130 years since Barnsley Football Club was formed in 1887.
Reds in the Community is celebrating the Club’s 130th anniversary by involving supporters and the wider community in exploring and telling the story of Barnsley FC and its home ground, Oakwell.
Through the ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ project, which runs throughout the Club’s 130th anniversary year, new heritage displays are being developed for Oakwell focusing on key events in Barnsley FC’s history from 1887 to the present day.
Local people and supporters have highlighted the ‘living’ nature of the heritage of the football Club and have told Reds in the Community staff that they would like the story of the Club to be told through players’, managers’ and supporters’ stories.
Bruce Dyer recently contributed some of his Barnsley FC memories to the ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ project. Watch the video above to hear some of Bruce’s reflections on his time at Oakwell.
Volunteers involved with Reds in the Community’s ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ project, have been receiving training from Professor Stephen Kelly, author of The Kop: Liverpool’s Twelfth Man and Red Voices: United from the Terraces, on exploring football heritage through the stories of both the famous and the fans. Volunteers will be conducting oral history interviews over the coming months to collect memories relating to Barnsley FC.
Do you have Barnsley FC memories to contribute?
Do you have Barnsley FC photographs or memorabilia to share?
If so, we’d like to hear from you!
Contact Sarah Hughes, Heritage Officer, at Reds in the Community on 07392 960182 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org