Entries by Martin Westby

160 years ago today : The 1858 Sheffield Football Rules were published

The 27th of October 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the writing of the 1858 Sheffield Rules. These rules were the crown jewels in the Sheffield FC Archive that was sold at Sotheby’s in July 2011 for £881,250. The video of the actual sale is here:  http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/sothebys-book-auction-england-london-sothebys-int-various-news-footage/688325982 This places the Sheffield Football Archive as the […]

Sheffield Wednesday FC and the Tommy Crawshaw family open up their archives to support the Sheffield Football Treasures Day

The 27th of October 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the writing of the 1858 Sheffield Rules and we are celebrating this important historical moment with the Sheffield Football Treasures Day on 25th October. This day represents the growing momentum surrounding our campaign to raise awareness that Sheffield is indeed the Home of Football.The free […]

The Sheffield FC archive:one of the world’s most expensive items of football memorabilia is at the Sheffield Football Treasures Day on October 25th

The 27th of October 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the writing of the 1858 Sheffield Rules. These were the crown jewels in the Sheffield FC Archive that was sold at Sotheby’s in July 2011 for £881,250. This places the Sheffield Football Archive as the world’s second most expensive piece of football memorabilia in history. Ahead […]