BISHOP AUCKLAND CELEBRATE THEIR HISTORY IN PHOTOS

Bishop Auckland will unveil a permanent photographic exhibition of their 133-year history.

The pictures will be displayed in the Colin Rowell suite at Heritage Park.

The opening event for the exhibition  is from 5-9pm next Thursday, January 31 and all are welcome.

It has taken club director Terry Jackson and PA announcer Pamela Cowey almost two years to organise the exhibition.

Terry said:

“We have been looking at putting something up in the function room at Heritage Park for some time – the Amateur Cup teams are in the boardroom.

“The key objective was to use our social media description of ‘snapshot’ – a bit of BAFC history across the ages. The glory years of the 1950s are naturally well represented, but we have tried to represent other great teams.”

Terry and Pamela sourced the photos from a wide range of people and organisations including the Durham County Records Office where the club placed a number of items some years ago; Mitchell’s Grievson Accountants in BA who had some images stored away; former league chairman Mike Amos; the Durham Amateur Football Trust and club photographer and groundsman Peter Jackson.

Pictured:  Bishops great Seamus O’Connell