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1966 & the Roker Roar to be recalled at 1966 anniversary event

M66 bigSAFC Museum and the Sporting Memories Network have teamed up to stage a free public event at Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre on Friday 27th May to celebrate the city’s role in hosting group stage matches of the 1966 World Cup.

On the day England take on Australia at the Stadium of Light, SAFC Museum are inviting fans of all ages to join in the celebrations and to share memories of the time when Roker Park was involved in staging the World’s greatest football tournament.

Staff and volunteers from SAFC Museum and the Sporting Memories Network will be on hand from 9:30am till 4:30pm to interview visitors, to collect memories and to add them to www.memoriesof66.com the official digital archive of the #memoriesof66 project, run in partnership with the National Football Museum, FA and Sporting Memories Network.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own memorabilia from 1966 along to the event, including football, music and fashion items and to share the stories behind them and the memories the items hold.

There will also be chance for fans to share their memories in the fan zone at the Stadium of Light ahead of kick off the International match.

Quotes from Martin Glenn CEO of the FA, Michael Ganley, founder of the SAFC Museum and from myself are attached along with full details of the event.
This comes on the back of a 90 minute documentary on the work of Sporting Memories that was featured on BBC 5 Live Sport last night.

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