PLYMOUTH Argyle Heritage Archive have donated more than 2,000 football programmes to Plymouth schools and libraries.
The Archive has the ambition of collecting three copies of each programme from every match that Plymouth Argyle have played, both home and away. This has meant that they have been left with many duplicates.
Trustee Bob Wright said: “We’ve been sorting through the programmes that people have passed to the Archive for a while and the excess just keeps increasing.
“As the storage space available to us is extremely limited, we have no option but to dispose of them, but the thought of sending them for paper recycling is a painful one!
“However, with one of our guiding principles in mind - to be of value to the wider community - it occurred to us that there might be another way, hence passing them to the schools and libraries.”
Louise Kelley, Sports Development Manager at Plymouth City Council, said: “Thanks to the Plymouth Argyle Heritage Archive our local schools and libraries will have a valuable insight into Plymouth Argyle’s playing history.”
For more information on the Argyle Archive, visit www.argylearchive.org.uk.
They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured are Steve Dean and Bob Wright with Louise Kelley from Community Connections at
Plymouth City Council.