Trust chair Tim Hartley received the following letter from Victoria Rogers, manager of the Cardiff Story Museum at the Old Library.
“The Cardiff Story Museum will be holding an event on 23rd July – From 1899 to now: a celebration of Cardiff City FC’s history. The event is aimed at fans, to celebrate the club’s rich heritage, and maybe help ‘regroup’ and look forward to the new season and the goal of regaining promotion.
Richard Shepherd, the club’s historian and archivist,, has very kindly agreed to speak about the club’s history.We will be showing rare archival footage, artefacts and photographs from his collection, and we are hoping that a few special guests will come along to meet those attending.
We will be running the event as a fundraiser, to raise money to support our learning and community outreach work.
As you know, the museum experienced a 52% cut in our budget this year. Over the last three years we have worked with over 130 community groups on a variety of projects, have welcomed over 6,000 school children and 878,000 visitors from all over Cardiff, the UK and the world to discover more about Cardiff, the people who have lived and woked here, and what makes the city special.
We have some great projects lined up this year (including obviously, the project we’re doing with the Supporters’ Trust on the intergenerational project, training young fans in recording the memories of older fans), but in order to continue this work, we need to fund raise.
Tickets can be booked – at an ‘early Bluebird special’ rate – either through the museum, or by ringing the Tourist Information Centre on 029 2087 3573.”