‘Kit and the Caboodle’ – The Story of Football in Campbeltown
Football in Campbeltown was, and continues to be, an intrinsic part of many people’s lives – a people’s game that delivered a strong sense of pride, identity and place.
A new and dynamic exhibition at Campbeltown Museum will aim to encourage people from the local community to explore, learn and contribute to the history of football within Campbeltown - from its charitable beginnings and breakthrough years through to its place on the international stage.
It’s a sport that gave Campbeltown a sense of togetherness during challenging times, self contained from the changing forces of industry, transportation and communication. The exhibition will be combined with the launch of the book; 'Kit and Caboodle: A History of Football in the Wee Toon', as written by local resident Alex McKinven, offering a passionate and insightful exploration into the story of football in Campbeltown.
Do you have memories of spectating or taking part in football, the roars of the crowd at Kintyre Park on match day, the rivalry, the teams, or playing in leagues such as the Junior League or the Kintyre Amateur Football League? Do you have any photographs, kit items, medals or trophies you would like to see presented and celebrated as part of this exhibition? You may have stories and anecdotes that you would like to share, and this is the opportunity to do so. If so, we would like to talk to you!
Lead Councillor for Community, Culture, Customer and Communications, Louise Glen- Lee said, “This is your chance to make a contribution to Campbeltown’s vibrant football heritage, to share your story, or maybe even to set the record straight. We want the enthusiasm and passion to be felt through this exhibition and we need you, the people who are part of Campbeltown’s heritage, to make this happen. You don’t have to have been a player, a team-member, or even a spectator – you may have memories of friends or family being involved – all of this counts to our understanding and will add further depth to the exhibition. This is an exhibition for and by the people of Campbeltown.”
The exhibition is due to launch in early July, so time is of the essence. Give us a call and get involved.
Looking forward to hearing from you! You can contact us by giving the Assistant Curator, Robin Patel a call on 07815 312 562 / 01499 500235, or by sending an email to email@example.com or to the Project Leader, Alex McKinven firstname.lastname@example.org.