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Some sheep are on the pitch…

[Thursday 13 May 2010]

As the World Cup approaches, Craven Museum & Gallery opens a new football exhibition.

Bill Shankly, one of Britain’s most successful and respected football managers, once said “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I can assure you, it’s much more important than that,” and this summer Craven District Council’s Craven Museum & Gallery agrees.

As the World Cup approaches, Craven Museum & Gallery is celebrating over 100 years of Craven District Football Association with a new exhibition.

‘Some sheep are on the pitch…’ tells the story of Craven Football events, along with episodes from world football from 1909 to 2009.

On display will be many objects on loan from the National Football Museum in Preston, as well as cups and trophies won in local competitions. Visitors will be able to see an England 1966 World Cup shirt and programme, and a pair of John Terry’s boots. There will also be a chance to sit on some original Wembley Stadium seats and have a go at the Museum’s ‘Spot the Ball’ challenge.

Ross Wiggan, Visitor Services Officer at Craven Museum & Gallery, said: “We are very excited to be able to bring a small part of world cup history to our museum and have been really lucky to be able to borrow some iconic football memorabilia.”

‘Some sheep are on the pitch…’ runs from 26 May until 27 September. Craven Museum & Gallery is open 10am to 4pm daily, closed Tuesday and Sunday. Admission is free.

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