The Football Clubs Collection
The history of some of the football league's founder members
Fantastic collection relating in particular to two of the Football League's founder members; Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End.
Bolton, formed in 1874, were one of 12 founder members of the Football League in 1888 and have remained in the league ever since. Among the items on loan to the National Football Museum are early trophies including the Bolton Charity trophy, in use from 1882 to 1905, and the Turton FC trophy from 1874.
The official collection from PNE celebrates one of the most famous clubs in the history of the game, and that team that play at the oldest football league ground in the world.
North End were the original Invincibles: winner of the world's first Football League competition and the first winner of the League / FA Cup double in 1889, with an incredible unbeaten run in that season. The collection includes trophies, medals, caps, jerseys and memorabilia from the club.