August 28, 2020, marked the 100th anniversary of the club's first ever match in the English Football League.
Grecians Club Secretary Sid Thomas called the move 'the biggest and most revolutionary step we have had in football for very many years’. Manager Arthur Chadwick said ‘it’s the finest thing that could possibly have happened’.
When the big day arrived on August 28 1920, hundreds were queuing by midday to get the best viewpoints. A crowd variously estimated as 6,000 to 7,000 crammed into the ground, and those in the Grecians' ranks were not to leave disappointed.
To celebrate this milestone, the 'Celebrating our Heritage' project team used items from our newspaper and photography collections to research and share the events of that day and more.