A new exhibition about the history of women’s football will open soon at Annan Museum and the Dumfries and Galloway Council Museum Service would love to hear from anyone with information about local women’s teams.
Councillor Tom McAughtrie is supporting the Museum Service in collecting information after spotting a photograph of the “Troqueer Terrors” women’s football team of 1920 in a local pub.
Councillor McAughtrie said; “The Museum Service is working with the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden and women’s football historian Stuart Gibbs to develop this exhibition. The history of the women’s game is fascinating and particularly rich in this area. Factory teams formed during World War One, and after, to play fund raising matches for war relief and charities. Many more teams have formed and played over the years since the war. I am sure that there will be people in the community with a wealth of information that could be added to this exhibition.
Anyone who can help with information, photographs or mementos from Dumfries and Galloway women’s football teams are asked to contact Fiona Wilson at Dumfries Museum (Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org, tel 01387 253374).”
The exhibition entitled “A game for girls?” will be launched at Annan Museum on Thursday 27 August at a special open evening 7-9pm, all welcome. The exhibition will run until 31 October.
The exhibition has been programmed to fit with the WW1 nostalgia Festival, the Pack Up Your Troubles Festival, which takes place in Gretna and Eastriggs from August 28-31. More details are available on the Festival website, www.packup2015.co.uk