New ‘Wall of History’ unveiled
Huddersfield Town revealed a new ‘Wall of History’ at Tuesday’s pre-season friendly against Newcastle United, with some real legends on hand on the evening.
The new wall has taken pride of place at PPG Canalside, the Club’s training ground located just minutes from the John Smith’s Stadium on Leeds Road, Huddersfield, celebrating the Club’s proud past through a series of iconic images.
The wall heavily features the record-breaking ‘Thrice Champions’ era of the 1920s, with a special section dedicated to legendary Manager Herbert Chapman, the man who steered the Terriers to the first two league titles before departing for Arsenal, where he repeated the feat.
The special bust of Herbert – a gift from Arsenal when the two sides met in Town’s 2008 Centenary season – has taken pride of place in this area.
The Wall of History also recognises iconic figures who have pulled on the famous blue and white striped shirt over the last 106 years and there’s a special area dedicated to some of the Club’s top scorers over the seasons.
There are also pictures from the Club’s more recent achievements for younger supporters, including the Play-Off Final wins of 1995, 2004 and 2012, on top of an evolution of the famous Town crest from where it started to the present day.
The Wall of History was unveiled on the evening by 1966 World Cup Winner and Town full back Ray Wilson alongside cult hero Frank Worthington and modern day legend Andy Booth, who cut the ribbon in front of gathered Town fans.
They were joined by two men with close links to the legendary Town team of the twenties; Clem Stephenson, a relative of the former Town Manager and Captain of the same name, and Herbert Chapman’s nephew, Ken Chapman.
Huddersfield Town's Chief Executive Nigel Clibbens also attended on behalf of the Club's Board of Directors.
The first 500 fans coming along on the night are welcome to join this array of legends for the unveiling of this new Wall of History on Tuesday 5 August, with free entry to PPG Canalside.
Come down to PPG Canalside on Saturday and check it out!