Swansea City is fast approaching a landmark milestone in its history when it will celebrate its Centenary year in 2012-13.
As part of these celebrations, the football club has commissioned the Supporters Trust to oversee an official project designed to commemorate the 100 years of the Swans through a series of books and DVDs.
A committee assembled by the Supporters Trust has launched an appeal to collate information, pictures and names to be included in the commemorative collections. The collections will include the views and memories of supporters as well as past players and staff, and will incorporate a pictorial history of the club during its Vetch and Liberty Stadium years.
Over the next few months, the committee will be inviting contributions from all members of the Swans family. To kick off we are appealing to those supporters who are in possession of interesting photographs, programmes, and memorabilia that might be used to illustrate the books. All items submitted will be treated with great care and then returned after they have been scanned.
Chairman of the Trust, Phil Sumbler, said: “One hundred years of Swansea City is something that the club is very keen to celebrate in the right manner. This particular project will form a small part of the official celebrations, but we are still keen to produce an extremely high quality item that highlights the varied history of the club.
“We have around 18 months to bring this project to completion and are anticipating contacting many hundreds of people who have been involved with the club during the centenary period, and also relatives of people who may have been around in the early years.
“In particular at the moment it is photographs, programmes and memorabilia that we are looking for. However we are keen to hear from anyone who feels that they have something that could be contributed to the collection.”
Anybody who has suitable material should contact the committee either by phone on 07551 630827 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.