The ECFC Museum was launched in 2018 with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the lottery players. Working in collaboration with the University of Exeter the Museum aims to take a stadium wide approach to the celebration of the club’s history and heritage. This digital exhibit shows all of the items created during the project, including films, displays, and objects from our display room.
The history of St James Park, home to Exeter City Football Club was a one-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in 2016/7, which aimed to identify, document, preserve and share the tangible and intangible history of the Club for communities of fans, staff and players in Exeter and beyond. In this exhibit you can find all of the elements produced by the project, including films, photography, 3D objects, and learning materials.
Looking at more than 100 years of SJP, this documentary features a range of items collected for the Grecian Archive, alongside interviews with historians, fans, former players, and our longest-serving manager, Paul Tisdale, who each provide their own perspective on the history of the club and our home ground.
This collection features a range of cartoons produced by George 'Stil' Stillings. Many of the cartoons are related to football in Exeter, and include caricatures of prolific players, cartoons about developments in the football club, and many humorous scenes depicting the Exeter City fans. Our thanks go to the family of George who kindly loaned these images to be shared on the archive with fellow Grecians.
This collection has been collated by the Club, and includes match photography spanning from the beginning of the 20th Century to the present day. The collection covers some of the key moments in the history of City, whilst capturing well known players such as Tony Kellow, Lammie Robertson, Keith Bowker, Alan Banks, Jimmy Giles, Peter Hatch, among many others.
This collection includes photographs of City team spanning from the end of the 19th Century till the present day. The images show different coloured shirts (red and white, green), and portray the squads in different surroundings, including the 1914 Tour of South America. The collection also includes a complete set of cigarette cards from the 1921-22 season, which features the first Exeter City side to play in the Football League.
The collection looks to feature everyone who has played for City since their foundation back at the beginning of the 20th Century. Alongside facts and figures is a (usually) affectionate synopsis of the player’s footballing life, not just their time at Exeter City. Inevitably there are many gaps and details of those playing for City in the old days is sometimes sketchy, but here you will find mention of everyone who has ever played for the Grecians.
From Arthur Chadwick to Matt Taylor, this collection features a synopsis and images of every man to have taken on the role of manager at Exeter City Football Club. We are constantly looking to update this collection, so If you have any additional information, photos, or memories of any of these City bosses, then please do get in touch with us via the contact form.
Over the past few years, the team at the Grecian Archive have been working to collect, preserve, and share all match-day programmes featuring ECFC. In this constantly growing collection you will find each and every page of all of the programmes that we have digitised so far, dating back to the 1957/58 season.
When the players and board of ECFC travelled to Argentina in 1914, they did not expect to go down in history as being the first side to play against Brazil! In this collection we have digital copies of images from all of City's games in Rio, including the match against the future five time world champions, as well as photographs from the match played against the Brazil Legends at St James Park in 2004.
World leading football photographer, and FIFA’s exclusive photographer from 1970 through to 1996, Peter Robinson photographed St James Park as part of The History of St James Park project funded by the HLF and the Being Human Festival funded by the AHRC. In this collection, Robinson provides a visual gallery of players, fans, staff at ECFC, representing many of the important aspects of the club and 'the beautiful game'
This series of photographs was donated to the archive by former football referee, Ron Crabb. Having arrived in Exeter in 1947 as a Royal Marine, Crabb was initiated into the Exeter & District Football League as a referee in 1957. He went on to officiate matches for over 20 years, becoming a firm fixture in the footballing community. The images in this collection relate to Crabb’s time as a referee, including photographs of the final games of his career.