Sunday, 19 June 2011

Heritage Day at Merthyr Town a complete success

Yesterday's heritage day at Merthyr Town FC was a great success with the Club's new Mobile Museum Panels being welcomed by everyone who visited the Candac Suite.

Supporters were able to view exhibits from the club's origins right through to the present day.

The mobile museum project had been funded with a grant from the Communities First Trust Fund and has taken over 12 months of research to piece together the ten panels that take the viewer through the story of football at Penydarren Park from 1908 to the present day.

The Trust-run Club believe that the mobile exhibition will help to promote itself within the community. The mobile museum is now on the road for the summer with visits planned to local schools and clubs.

The Heritage Day was enhanced by Philip Sweet who made a great presentation on the Managers who were in charge of Merthyr Town from 1908 to 1934 which uncovered a few unknown facts about those who have sat in the hot-seat at Penydarren Park.

Many thanks to everyone who donated items on the day and who expressed an interest in the forthcoming digital archive project.

The mobile exhibition has already attracted attention and will be on display from 1st-12th September at Rhydycar Leisure Centre and from 13th September to the 3rd October at Dowlais Library. Look out for the panels at a venue near you.