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'The First World Cup'
The Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy

Release Date: 10 October 2003
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is delighted to announce that we have secured the loan of the 'First World Cup' - The Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy for display within our forthcoming exhibition - THE HOMES OF FOOTBALL - Grounds for Appeal!
A unique selection of items chosen by Museums' staff & volunteers which will be on show from 22nd October until 22nd November 2003, at Rowley's House, Barker Street, Shrewsbury.
Photo: Coracle
The Homes of Football - Grounds for Appeal! includes a selection of images from Stuart Clarke's "The Homes of Football" photographic art archive, illustrating the changing face of football, and also features treasured memorabilia on loan from the National Football Museum, including the old Third Division Trophy and a blazer worn by Billy Wright at the 1950 World Cup, as well as other private and public collections - some local, some not so - a treat for everyone, young and old.
Exhibition open : Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Extra time every Wednesday until 8.00pm ADMISSION FREE
Various events, including talks by ex-players and managers, competitions and quizzes are taking place during the exhibition, please contact Lynn Ford at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery for further information.
Photo: Former Shrewsbury Town
FC Player, Arthur Rowley.
The Homes of Football is sponsored by :
The Nationwide Building Society & The Professional Footballers' Association.
This local exhibition has been very kindly sponsored in part by:
Shropshire Homes Ltd & Shropshire Weddings Ltd

For more information on this subject, please contact:

Lynn Ford 
Telelphone: 01743-361196

Media contact:

Celia Bahrami, Assistant Chief Executive.
Telephone: 01743 281012
Author: rpatel Date of last revision:  28 November 2003 Date of expiry:  01 May 2004