Published 28 September 2022
A new exhibition celebrating Dumbarton Football Club’s 150th anniversary will explore the town’s rich football heritage.
Featuring a unique collection of memorabilia, pictures and anecdotes from everyone from fans to Hall of Famers, the exhibition will be on show at Dumbarton Library Heritage Centre from October 6 to December 17. Entry is free.
Produced by West Dunbartonshire Council’s Arts & Heritage team in close partnership with the football club, among the many highlights are a winner’s medal from the 1891/92 league championship winning team and the shirt worn by legendary player/manager Murdo MacLeod on the day the Sons secured promotion from Division Two in 1995.
Councillor Martin Rooney, Convener of West Dunbartonshire Council’s Cultural Committee, said: “For 150 years the Sons of The Rock have been an integral part of the Dumbarton Community.
“This fascinating exhibition draws on the voices and memories of fans and players alike to provide a unique local record of the club’s history and capture the passion of their lifelong devotion to their team.”
Vice Convener June McKay added: “That the current team is doing so well at the moment, flying high at the top of League 2, only makes the timing of this exhibition more exciting.
“Any Dumbarton supporter would testify that it’s a love affair filled with ups and downs, but hopefully this milestone year can inspire the players to create their own place in history with a famous league championship success.”
Jim McAllister, on behalf of Dumbarton FC said: “The club is delighted West Dunbartonshire Council has provided the opportunity to showcase our proud history and achievements of the club in this special year. We hope the exhibition will be well received locally and beyond.”