Reds in the Community are giving supporters the chance to be part of the Barnsley Football Club heritage project!
With the highly-anticipated launch fast approaching, current season ticket holders and other Reds fans have the chance to have their name included in the celebration of Barnsley FC’s history.
Last year, 2017, marked 130 years since Barnsley Football Club was formed in 1887.
Reds in the Community, a registered charity delivering community and charitable activities on behalf of Barnsley Football Club, celebrated 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.
Local people and supporters highlighted the ‘living’ nature of the heritage of the football club and told Reds in the Community staff that they wanted the story of the club to be told through players’, managers’ and supporters’ stories.
Volunteers contributed their skills and knowledge to the ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ project, getting involved in a range of tasks from interviewing players, staff and supporters, past and present, to collecting Barnsley FC photographs, documents and stories.
Reds in the Community invited supporters to contribute their memories and experiences of supporting Barnsley FC to the project to help us to tell the story of the club.
Manchester-based design company, The Office of Craig, has been working with Reds in the Community and the ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ Project Advisory Group, which includes Barnsley FC’s Club Historian, David Wood, along with members of the Barnsley FC Supporters Trust and other interested supporters, on heritage displays for Oakwell.
Reds’ memories, reflections and stories make up the displays so far, but Barnsley Football Club’s heritage is a living heritage and we are each involved in building the club’s future. For this reason, Reds in the Community and Barnsley FC are keen to conclude the ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ displays with a roll call of current season ticket holders and supporters.
To make sure your name is included, simply head over to http://bit.ly/HeritageProject and submit your details.
Please note: The deadline for inclusion is Friday 2nd November 2018.
Here’s a glimpse of what’s to come…
Reds in the Community are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund and the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Creative Minds initiative for funding the ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ Barnsley FC Community Heritage Project.