The Posh Supporters Trust officially launched the ‘Online Museum of Peterborough United F.C.’ at a launch event at the ABAX Stadium, London Road on Thursday 15th January.
Around one hundred invited guests, Posh fans and local businesses attended the launch and were able to find out more about the online museum, hear stories and memories form Posh days past and quiz former players as to their most memorable Posh moments.
The online museum went ‘live’ with sections on:
– London Road
– Club crests
– Team Photos
– Home Programmes
– Posh Stars from the Midland League
– Season Ticket Covers
– Fanzines + Magazines
All the sections are packed full of photographs, information and detail that will keep Posh fans reading more and more, day after day.
The next section of the online museum to launch will be on ‘International Players’ – detailing all the players to have collected international honours whilst playing for Peterborough United. Other future plans include the aim to launch a ‘Historic Games’ section to the museum where match reports and photographs will lead memories contributed by fans.
Watch out for this and other updates from the Posh Trust at www.theposhtrust.co.uk.
As well as officially launching the online museum, the Launch Night allowed former Posh players and family members the chance to share memorabilia and stories with the assembled guests. Posh Trust Chairman, John Henson invited former players Jack Carmichael, Roy Banham, John Cozens, Peter Deakin and David Gregory to nominate their most memorable game playing for Posh and family members of Dennis Emery, Terry Bly and George Hair shared a 4th Division Championship Winners medal, club contract letters and newspaper cuttings with all those present. Eric Heath, who attended Posh’s first ever game in 1934, also gave his Posh memories of supporting the team for over 70 years.
The evening also provided the opportunity for guests to view a range of display boards with extracts and photographs from the museum – ranging from the history of London Road to famous managers and star players. Come and see them for yourself in the Posh Trust stall in the South Stand on match days where a different selection will be on display every few weeks.
A fantastic time was had by all who were able to be there and the online museum has already proven very popular with a huge increase in visits to the site and interest in future section launches. The Trust would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made the evening so memorable – in particular to Peterborough United Football Club for allowing use of the Sponsors Lounge and to Peter Lane for all his work behind the scenes supporting the Trust Board.
If you haven’t visited the museum yet – make sure you click now!
For further information about the Posh Trust, and about how you can get involved with the Trust, visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org