Bobby Moore’s 1966 Tracksuit arrives at the Museum Calendar
5 May 2016
Preparations and planning for the National Football Museum’s 1966 World Cup exhibition are continuing, with more unique and iconic items heading the museum’s way.
England captain Bobby Moore and the rest of the squad were issued the now-iconic blue training kits ahead of the tournament at the team’s Roehampton base. Now owned by Paul King from Essex, who also runs www.bid4sport.com, a site that sells sports memorabilia, the training top was given to England’s team bus driver, Sid Brown, at the end of the tournament.
Brown was apparently given kit belonging to a number of the players by Moore as part of a thank you from the team. Later sold on by Brown’s son, King is keeping hold of this piece of history, but is happy for visitors to the museum’s exhibition to see this rare item worn by England’s World Cup winning captain.
The 1966 World Cup exhibition, which opens to the public on 25 June, will transport visitors to the seats of Wembley and the World Cup final. Featuring fascinating new looks at the era, the tournament and the legacy of 1966, it will be packed with iconic items and unique stories.
The National Football Museum’s 1966 World Cup Exhibition is being created in partnership with The Football Association (FA). The exhibition will be jointly staged at the museum’s Manchester home (opening June 25 until January 2017) and Wembley Stadium (opening July 11) and will celebrate the glory of 1966 and the legacy of England’s win fifty years after the event.
It has been made possible thanks to a £302,500 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant. A major part of the project will be dedicated to collecting and sharing memories of the tournament, thanks to the Sporting Memories Network. See http://memoriesof66.sportingmemories.org/. #Memoriesof66