Outreach | Football & War Network Seminar
Grecians and War: Commemorating our Heritage
As part of our outreach programme, the ECFC Museum team were delighted to welcome Alex Alexandrou of the Football & War Network to St James Park for their October (2019) seminar.
The Football & War Network is made up of military historians with an interest in football and football club historians. The network has been established through grants from the Oxford United Chairman, Darryl Eales and the University of Wolverhampton. It is based at the Centre for Historical Research, University of Wolverhampton. The National Football Museum based in Manchester along with Soccer History and Back Pass (retro football publications) have also added their support to the project.
This event was held in partnership with Exeter City Supporters’ Trust History Group,Exeter City Football Club Museum Trust, the ECFC Senior Reds, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
In this exhibit, the talks and images presented on the day have been filmed and published by the ECFC Museum team.
ECFC Historian and Author of Have You Ever Played Brazil & The Story of Exeter’s St James’s Park: Land of Grecian Glory, Aidan Hamilton, explores the 'Impact of the World Wars on Exeter City Football Club', drawing on the extensive archival research that has gone into each of his publications.
The Illustrator and Cartoonist, Tim Godden's talk, ‘Football and the Great War: the Stories Behind the Drawings’, provides examples, detail, and the background to some of his superb images related to football and the First World War.
ECFC Supporters' Trust and ECFC Museum Trustee, Martin Weiler, opens proceedings for the October meeting of the Football & War Network, with a presentation titled ‘Commemorating the Exeter City War Dead’. This talk looks at how the Club and Trust have researched and remembered those with ECFC connections who were killed in the First & Second World Wars.