Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Town Supporters' Club continue to protect Club's heritage
- Town will host the HTSA archive
- Materials include match day programmes, club publications, and print articles
- The move is part of a broader plan to promote the club’s heritage
Huddersfield Town and the Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association (HTSA) are working together to preserve the Club’s illustrious past.
Since 2016, the HTSA have been collating and curating a wide range of historical materials related to the Club. The resulting archive — some of which is included on the group’s heritage website — contains thousands of print items published between 1910 and the present day, from match day programmes and merchandise catalogues to ticket stubs and newspaper reports.
Now, thanks to a new agreement, the archive will be hosted by Town, adding to a large existing collection, which includes artefacts going all the way back to the so-called “Glorious Twenties” and the Club’s founding in 1908.
The move is part of a wider, shared commitment to celebrate the Terriers' unique contribution to the history of professional football in England and Wales. Recent initiatives such as the murals on Leeds Road and chairman Kevin Nagle’s purchase of 1920s player Tom Wilson’s medals have already gone some way to fulfilling that promise.
Commenting on the development, Marketing and Communications Director David Threlfall-Sykes said:
"Working with our Supporters' Association and documenting the illustrious history we have as a Club has long been on our agenda. There are few sides who have enjoyed the success Huddersfield Town has seen through the years, and it's only right that those achivements are properly recognised and celebrated.
"We must thank all those involved with the HTSA's Heritage Project for all of their hard work in collating these artefacts, and we hope in the future to find a solution to display everything in our possession to supporters, who can come and cast an eye on what remains of those legends who have come before us."
Huddersfield Town's Supporters' Association added:
“The story of Huddersfield Town is an important one that deserves to be told and retold. We are therefore pleased to have found a safe, long-term, and accessible home for our collection, which encompasses every aspect of the Club’s record.
“We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm with which the idea was greeted by Town staff members. Special thanks also go to those fans who patiently invested their own time and money into conserving so many items. We are immensely grateful for their efforts and donations.”
To find out more about the history of Huddersfield Town and our HTSA's Heritage Project, please visit htafc-heritage.com.