Sheffield United’s historian supports Football Treasure Day with important Blade’s memorabilia

The 27th of October 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the writing of the 1858 Sheffield Rules. Thanks to the amazing hard work of Sheffield Libraries, copies of this incredibly important piece of football heritage will be displayed at the FREE Sheffield Football Treasures Day which is being held at Sheffield Central Library on October 25th between 10.30 and 2.30. Book your interest here

The free event will feature all the best football treasures that Sheffield FC, Hallam FC, Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United can offer. This is the first time many of their precious items have ever been displayed and it is certainly the first time in 160 years that they have all been in the same room at the same time. If that wasn’t enough the current FA Cup will be on display and you will be able to have your photograph taken alongside it on the day.
We are expecting a large crowd so please register your interest at

John Garrett , Sheffield United’s historian has very kindly agreed to support the event and is bringing some real treasures from his Legends of the Lane museum for the fans to see.

The football that scored the first ever goal in the Premier League-Brian Deane 
 Skybet Division 1 Championship Trophy 2016/17 
1899 FA Cup Replica and ball

He is also promising some surprise last minute items, so if you love Sheffield football make sure you don’t miss the amazing event.

I have fully revised and updated my book ‘A History of Sheffield Football 1857-1889: Speed, Science and Bottom’ to coincide with this important anniversary. The new book has 28 extra pages, 20 new images and a new fold out map. It features new chapters celebrating the 160th anniversary of the 1858 Sheffield Rules and the fact that Sheffield is the Home of Football.

You can buy the book here: