Thursday, June 12, 2014

World Cup: Wakefield's football heritage!

In case you haven't noticed...the World Cup starts today!

Despite the fact that Wakefield is the biggest city in England that does not have a football league team, the Wakefield District boasts some historic football heroes. 

Here are a few footballing objects from our collections ...

A 1930s postcard of  goalkeeper Harold Gough from Castleford.  Harold played for England in 1921.


Essential footballing kit dating from 1930s - 1960s.


Castleford Football Club photographed in 1884.  The team colours have been hand-painted on. 



Prefer to stay at home and play? Spectrum computer game, 1985, and some Subbuteo game pieces, 1967 - 1970.



Photograph of the Kings Own Light Yorkshire Infantry football team, 1914 - 1918


Who'd have thought liquorice and football had links?

A Dunhill's sweet tin, 1920 - 1935.

Haribo football sweets, made in Pontefract, 2002


Sheet of cigarette type cards printed with names of football teams, made to be distributed with liquorice, 1932.

Photograph of a football game outside Fryston Colliery, by Ferry Fryston miner and photographer, Jack Hulme, 1960 - 1970.



Enjoy the World Cup!!

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