No Past, No Future

It is often said a country that has no past has no future. The same can be said of football clubs. Swindon Town have a proud history and by reminding supporters of it and making it accessible to them through stadium tours perhaps we can remind supporters that they have

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STFC stories and Museum Tours

One of the most satisfying things in the past month was being able to help relatives of former Town players with facts and photos about them. One of these came through the Glen Hoddle evening at the Wyvern. Besides picking up a signed photo of Glen, I was able to

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Harold Fleming Medals & Artefact updates

I am informed that in addition to most home and away matchday programmes from the 1950’s up to the current day, which number in the several thousand, a further 1,000+ artefacts have been located ready to be exhibited or used to help people conduct historical research. Each item has been

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Swindon and Wrexham Histories

While our Boxing Day opponents may have a vastly differing level of income to ourselves there is one way in which the two clubs have very much in common. Unlike many more recently formed clubs which traditionalists see as “parvenus,” Swindon and Wrexham have long and proud histories. Such clubs

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Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn – Swindon Town FC Remembers

With the approach of Remembrance Day. I thought I would devote this month’s column to the ways in which Swindon have remembered their players that have been lost in the two World Wars. The first memorial I saw at the County Ground was a small plaque which can still be

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Spend an evening with STFC’s historian – Dick Mattick

Come and spend a unique evening with STFC’s official club historian Richard Mattick on Friday 27th Ocotober, as he shares stories of our beloved club’s history; it’s highs and lows, some of the amazing turns of fortune it has experienced, and news of the new Foundation Park training centre which aims to nurture local

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Future Museum Opportunity

Tuesday 5th September was something of a red letter day for the Museum as we have secured agreement from the Borough Museum to have a display relating to the football club as one of their exhibitions in 2025. It came about thanks to the efforts of Paul Hedges, our secretary

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Securing the clubs heritage

First we need to say a big thanks to Rob Angus and the Club, as we were invited to clear cupboards and filing cabinets at the County Ground. Also, thanks to the volunteers and my fellow Trustees we managed to take out everything and sort it in to stuff we

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STFC Museum Launch

Huge thanks and congratulations are due to Paul Hedges on not only funding but organising the Launch Night on the June 15th. He really has managed to arose an interest in the project among a wide range of the influential and those well qualified to drive the project forward. They

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1897 Snuff Box

The Trustees only became aware that this item, a snuff box with the 1896 team on it which was produced by H Thomas, a director who was the proprietor of the Eagle Hotel, was up for auction only after the auction had closed. Fortunately, the lot had a reserve price

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