Memories of 66


Were you at the World Cup in 1966? Did you sneak into a game, or were you stuck to a TV to follow England? Was it your first memory of football, or were you a non-football fan who got swept up in the excitement? Even if the 1966 World Cup meant nothing to you, maybe the music, fashion or politics of the era are etched on your memory?

Memories of 66 is a ground breaking project between Sporting Memories Network and National Football Museum to tackle issues affecting older people and those at risk of dementia, depression and loneliness.

By bringing people together to share their memories and stories of an iconic era for British sport and society, the Memories of 66 project will improve lives and capture a vital moment in history.

The project aims to gather memories, establish sporting memories groups for older people and provide training for health and social care staff in using reminiscence work across Greater Manchester.

You can submit your own memories to the archive by visiting, or by recording a message at the World Cup Memories booth at the National Football Museum.

The National Football Museum is proud to have created The 1966 World Cup Exhibition, which was on display at the museum in Manchester, as well as at Wembley Stadium, until April 2017.

For further information please contact:

Louise Rutherford, Programme Co-ordinator