Bury FC exhibition celebrates club's 134-year history

Supporters of Bury Football Club have been continuing their campaign to keep the club's memory alive. On another Saturday without football in the town, following the club's expulsion from the Football League, a pop-up exhibition's been launched celebrating Bury's history.Memorabilia on display includes original match reports from the 1900 and 1903 FA Cup Finals, a bass drum played by a fan at matches and the handcuffs used by a supporter in a protest against the club's expulsion from the Football League. The exhibition 'We Are Bury' can be seen at Arch 7 in Manchester city centre as part of Design Manchester's annual festival, DM19.

"I'm putting on this exhibition because I can't stand and watch an injustice from the sidelines. I have just witnessed 134 years of cultural history be brought to a grinding halt because of capitalism and failures in the system. I care because that football club was my extended family. It's where I learnt I could be part of something bigger and it didn't matter if you won every week or not. It's the resilience and grit of being from a greater Manchester town, and I'm proud of it. The people at the club helped to build my confidence and I learnt that craft of photography - this is my way of giving something back to the club that means so much to me."

exhibition curator