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It's In The Bag

15 August 2014

Club archive in safe hands

We would like to thank our friends at Polythene UK for the donation of 6,000 resealable bags which will help to preserve the club’s archive collection.

Over the last few years the club has been archiving and cataloguing programmes, records, historical documents and minute books. The project, led by Michael North of the Yellow Army, Communications Manager Chris Williams and Programme Editor Martin Brodestky, has seen thousands of items stored away for future reference and this has only been possible with the help and support of James Woollard and Polythene UK.

Michael North said:
“This is very generous of Polythene UK. We have stored away almost all of the programmes from past seasons and want to keep them in as good condition as possible. James is a fan and understands the importance of the club’s history so these bags will be a great help.”

Chris Williams said:

“It has been a massive project to archive everything. Michael has done the bulk of that work and also sells any extra programmes in the Manor Bar on matchdays to raise money for the Yellow Army and the Youth and Community Trust. He does a fantastic job, all on a voluntary basis, and we’d like to thank him and Polythene for their continued support of the archiving project.”

The club’s programme archive is almost complete but we are always grateful for donations of past programmes. Those that we don’t already have are added to the archive while others are sold in the Manor Bar on matchdays to raise funds. If you would like to donate past programmes, particularly pre-1962 and the ‘newspaper’ style programmes of the early 70s, then please email

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