New ‘Wall of History’ to be unveiled at Newcastle friendly
Huddersfield Town will reveal a new ‘Wall of History’ ahead of next Tuesday’s pre-season friendly against Newcastle United – and fans can attend the unveiling.
The new wall will take pride of place at PPG Canalside, the Club’s training ground located just minutes from the John Smith’s Stadium on Leeds Road, Huddersfield, and will celebrate the Club’s proud past through a series of iconic images.
Heavily featuring 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 – will take 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 will be unveiled at 6pm on the evening of the friendly with Premier League Newcastle – and a number of Town legends that feature on it will be guests.
1966 World Cup Winner and Town full back Ray Wilson will be joined by cult hero Frank Worthington and modern day legend Andy Booth to cut the ribbon and unveil the wall.
They’ll also be 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.
Renowned sportswriter and journalist Patrick Barclay, who has recently penned a book on Chapman’s career, will also attend (click HERE
for more info).
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 Tuesday 5 August and help us celebrate the Club’s rich history before the Newcastle friendly (click HERE for admission info on the game).
There’s also the chance to enjoy some food from PPG Canalside’s kitchen ahead of kick-off; it’s open until 7pm, with a special 15% discount if you buy before 6.30pm.