Collections

A to Z of Players

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 pulled on the famous red and white striped shirt.

The text has been taken from 'The Exeter City Association Football Club Player Official Biography', compiled and edited by Mike Blackstone (for whom the greatest credit must be given), Shaun Dyer, and Will Barrett.

If you have any information or images that you would like added to the record, please use the comments section at the bottom of the page, or contact us at history group@ecfc.co.uk

Alan Banks Collection

One of the top Exeter City FC goal scorers, Alan Banks (born 5 October 1938) played for Liverpool, Cambridge City, Exeter City, Plymouth Argyle and Poole Town. He was City's Player of the Year in 1968-69 and was presented a silver salver by the Mayor of Exeter in 1971 for breaking the clubs goal scoring record.

Alan Banks offered a number of items for digitisation and exhibition including a silver plate he was given by the club when he overtook Graham Rees as City's leading goal scorer in 1971; two caps received for playing home and away for England Boys against Scotland. The collection includes an interview with Alan Banks, conducted in 2015, as part of Grand Challenge run by University of Exeter.

Arnold Mitchell Collection

Arnold Mitchell (1929-2014) played in every position for Exeter City, including a stint in goal, but he was best known for his defensive roles. He made 495 League appearances and scored 44 goals, making him City's all time record appearance holder. He was a member of the Exeter team that won promotion for the first time in the club's history in 1964.

Julie Mitchell and David Mitchell, Arnold's wife and son, offered a number of items for digitisation. This archive includes an interview with David Mitchell, conducted in 2015 as part of Grand Challenge run by University of Exeter.

Articles

Plenty of articles have been written about the Grecians over the years, exploring all aspects of the football club.

This collection aims to explore the numerous papers, programmes, websites and fanzines, in order to revisit and share some of the best items written about ECFC.

Brazil - 1914 to the present day

Since becoming the first football team to play Brazil in the summer of 1914, ECFC has developed a strong relationship with its friends from South America.

The items in this collection all relate to occasions ranging from over 100 years ago to the present day.

Dick Pym Collection

Born and raised in Topsham, Dick Pym was Exeter's first choice goalkeeper from 1911-1920.

In all Pym made 203 appearances for the Grecians, including a run of 186 consecutive appearances between the sticks.

The items in this collection were collected by Pym himself, and have kindly been loaned to the Grecian Archive by his grandson and namesake, Richard.

Fan Photography Collection

This collection is by the fans and for the fans, and will grow to include anything and everything ECFC.

Starting with a quiet day at St James Park, we want you to share with us your own photographs and memories of the club.

If you have any images that you'd like to share, then please get in touch via the contact us section below.

Films

A collection of films, including interviews and match footage from a variety of sources

If you have any films or footage you would like to share with the archive then please do contact us using the link at the bottom of the page

Grecians Remember

In 2015, six meetings were held at St James Park with players and fans to collect memories about salient moments in the history of Exeter City Football Club. The collection includes a number of short films and a longer film which is available on DVD from the Trust.

Participants included: Alan Banks, Phil Bater, Andy Bratt, Bryan Bennett, David Bennett, Barry Blackmore, Harold Blackmore, Graham Burch, Janet Burch, Mike Cooper, Jeff Cox, Doreen Curtis, Julie Dunlop, Frances Farley, Paul Farley, Geoff Gearing, Jimmy Giles, Chris Gill, Andy Gillard, Margaret Gillard, Jane Gray, Mel Hammett, Gordon Hill, Andy Holloway, John Hore, Ken Hunt, Ken Hutton, Lewis Jones, Bernard Lambell, Ed Lee, John Lee, Dave Luxton, Trevor Marks, Pete Martin, John Maunder, Julie Mitchell, Ivor Morrish, Nigel Parker, Jen Roach, Mike Roach, Norman Shiel, Roy Slack, Paul Smith, Alison Styles, Mark Thorne, David Treharne, Norman Warne, Ann Weiler, Martin Weiler, Catherine White, Phil Wright, Chris Woolcott.

John Henderson Collection

John Henderson was part of City's first promotion winning squad in 1963/64 having moved to Exeter for a four figure fee in 1962. The photographs in this collection were collected by John and document his time as a Grecian.

Match Photography Collection

This collection has been collated by the Club, and includes images of match photography spanning from the beginning of the 20th Century till the present day.

The collection includes some of the most moments in the history of City, capturing well known players such as Tony Kellow, Lammie Robertson, Keith Bowker, Alan Banks, Jimmy Giles, Peter Hatch, among many others.

Match Reports

From the most recent game, to a selection of reports from the past, this collection includes coverage of Exeter City matches throughout the years.

This collection will continue to grow over time, and includes coverage from the club, plus both local and national media.

Miscellaneous

This collection belongs to the Club (unless otherwise stated) and includes miscellaneous items spanning from the beginning of the 20th Century till the present day.

The collection includes items as varied as parade photography, cartoon booklets, newspaper clippings, documents written by fans, trading cards, fanzines, cigarette cards, among others.

Newspaper Archives

A collection of, mainly, historical published newspaper photographs and articles of interest related to Exeter City FC. The collection is being progressively added to so please check back from time-to-time for new additions.

Peter Robinson Collection

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.

A world leading football photographer, and FIFA’s exclusive photographer from 1970 through to 1996, Peter, whose photography features in Football Days: Classic Football Photographs (2003), is also a lecturer at The University of Lincoln and was part of the 2012 London Olympic Games Organising committee and the Football Archive.

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'

Programmes 1965/66

Digital copies of each programme from the 1965/66 season, including adverts, line-ups and Maurice Goldsworthy's 'City Chatter'.

Just click on each programme cover in the collection to reveal the full content.

Programmes 1966/67

Digital copies of each programme from the 1966/67 season, including adverts, line-ups and Maurice Goldsworthy's weekly round up, including observations on the match day opponents.

Just click on each programme cover in the collection to reveal the full content.

Programmes 1967/68

Digital copies of each programme from the 1967/68 season, including adverts, line-ups and Maurice Goldsworthy's weekly round up, including observations on the match day opponents.

Just click on each programme cover in the collection to reveal the full content.

Programmes 1968/69

Digital copies of each programme from the 1968/69 season, including adverts, line-ups and Maurice Goldsworthy's weekly round up, including observations on the match day opponents.

Just click on each programme cover in the collection to reveal the full content.

Programmes 1969/70

Digital copies of each programme from the 1969/70 season, including adverts, line-ups, a weekly news update, letters from the Chairman, Leslie Kerslake, to supporters, and Maurice Goldsworthy's weekly round up.

Just click on each programme cover in the collection to reveal the full content.

Programmes 1970/71

Digital copies of each programme from the 1970/71 season, including adverts, line-ups, and a weekly news update.

Just click on each programme cover in the collection to reveal the full content.

Programmes 1971/72

Digital copies of each programme from the 1971/72 season, including adverts, line-ups, and a weekly news update.

Just click on each programme cover in the collection to reveal the full content.

Programmes 1972/73

Digital copies of each programme from the 1972/73 season, including adverts, line-ups, a review of the opposition and a weekly news update.

Just click on each programme cover in the collection to reveal the full content.

Programmes 1973/74

Digital copies of each programme from the 1973/74 season, including adverts, line-ups, a review of the opposition and a weekly news update.

Just click on each programme cover in the collection to reveal the full content.

Programmes 1974/75

Digital copies of each programme from the 1974/75 season, including adverts, line-ups, a review of the opposition and a weekly news update.

Just click on each programme cover in the collection to reveal the full content.