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AFC Heritage Trust | new plaque on display

September 12, 2018 10:07 pm Author: AFC Media Team


AFC Heritage Trust Remembers the foundation of the Aberdeen Association Football Club

On the 6th of October 1881 a classified advertisement appeared in the pages of the Aberdeen Evening Express inviting interested Gentlemen to attend a meeting to be held in the Albert Hotel, Correction Wynd on Saturday 8th October to discuss the formation of the Aberdeen Association Football Club.

That meeting took place and the decision was made by the dozen men present to go ahead with the new Club and procure kit and to practice on the Links.

One hundred and thirty-seven years later, AFC Heritage Trust, with the approval of Aberdeen City Council, has erected a plaque on the site of the Albert Hotel to commemorate the very beginnings of Aberdeen Football Club.

In support of this landmark event, the AFC Heritage Trust has also launched a Heritage Trail map on its website www.afcheritage.org where people can see the locations of all of the main early grounds used but Aberdeen Association Football Club, Orion Football Club and Victoria United Football Club.

A spokesman for the Trust said: “The developing years of Association Football in Aberdeen were exciting times and fascinating to look back on. We hope that the placing of this plaque and the introduction of our Heritage Trail will help football fans to get a feel for how the game grew and blossomed in Aberdeen in Victorian times. We also hope that we are, at the same time, making a small contribution to tourism in the City as we work towards establishing an Aberdeen FC Museum in the new Stadium.”

Our thanks go to Aberdeen Museums and Galleries service, Aberdeen City Planning Department, and Philip Anderson, Director of the Landlord Company, La Bonne Baguette Limited, the Owner and Natalie Hepburn trading as Rewynd Hair, Tenant of 11 Correction Wynd.

For further information please email: feedback@afcheritage.org

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