I have been attending Heritage evenings since February 2019. They are held within the North Stand at Craven Park on the final Wednesday of each month, are free to attend and usually run from 7pm until 9pm.
For the first time the opportunity arose to for me to take a shirt set-up to a Heritage evening and I jumped at the chance. I had a display of around 40 shirts, most of which are from my personal collection, but some were provided by the Community Trust.
The opportunity to have a display to show people who share the passion for the club that I have was really special. I had the chance to meet some people who I hadn’t met before as well as chatting to people who have connected with me previously.
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Shirts on display ranged from 1989 to 2019, but also included a 1986 adidas Wembley jacket. The club also had Matt Parcell’s shirt from the away game at Leeds when a Man of the Match performance ended abruptly with a shoulder injury. The shirt itself had to be cut from Parcell’s back to get him out of it and it can be seen on a mannequin in an above photo.
The engagement aspect of an event is the highlight for me. To be able to share the experience of my collection with others is something I find very warming.
The Community Trusts Heritage Project has a vision to inspire and communities to engage with new activities using the proud history of Hull Kingston Rovers.
Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the aim of the project is to build on new and existing links, creating a community heritage ‘hub’ centred at Hull College Craven Park. A key focus is to utilise heritage for the benefit of all, raising awareness of local and personal history, teaching new skills and providing opportunities for people who have traditionally had little access to heritage and cultural activities.
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