Bangor City Football Club Supporters Association along with Storiel are appealing for members of the public to come forward with memories and memorabilia in a quest to host an exhibition of the history of the club in Europe.
The exhibition will aim to celebrate the matches played by Bangor against teams from continental Europe, both at home and away.
Bangor City has an interesting track record of playing against teams from various leagues ranging Poland to Portugal, but there are two main highlights according to Glynne Roberts, one of the club’s Directors.
He said: “In 1962 Napoli football team visited Farrar Road after Bangor won the Welsh Cup and entered UEFA’s European Cup Winner’s Cup, also in 1985 Atletico Madrid came to Bangor to challenge the team. We would be most grateful to hear stories and to see memorabilia or photos of these games – you are welcome to contact Megan Corcoran at Storiel, myself or Kevin Owen from the Club’s Supporters Association.”
Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, Bangor moved to the Storiel building, the Bishop’s Palace in the city in October 2015 and will be opening its doors to the public during the second half of January. Storiel is a partnership between Gwynedd Council and Bangor University.
There is dedicated space at Storiel for community groups to curate exhibitions, and Bangor City Football are the first to make use of this space by means of this exciting exhibition. Memorabilia from the Storiel collection as well as from the Club and its supporters will be available for the public to view.
Kevin Owen, the club’s Media Officer added: “We’re looking forward to having the exhibition in Storiel, the people of Bangor are very proud of the team, and having the opportunity to exhibit the club’s success in a central location in the city is fantastic.”
Storiel’s Community Heritage Participation Officer Megan Corcoran noted: “It was a great pleasure being able to offer this community space to the Bangor City Football Club Supporters Association, and we look forward to similar requests from the Gwynedd public. As well as the space available in Storiel, our satellite or smaller exhibitions to highlight Gwynedd’s history will open across the county over the coming weeks. The initial satellites will be located at Llanbedrog, Llanberis, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Tywyn and Dolgellau. If you would like to be part of the project or have memorabilia to offer I’d be delighted to hear from you.”
The football exhibition will be open during February 2016 – keep an eye out for further details on the Storiel and Bangor City Football Club’s Facebook pages.
If you have any items that might be suitable for the exhibition, contact Megan Corcoran, Community Heritage Participation Officer at Storiel on MeganCynanCorcoran@gwynedd.gov.uk, 01248 353 368 orcontact Glynne Roberts / Kevin Owen from the club on http://www.bangorcityfc.co.uk/contact.