You might not have noticed it – what, with all the football and that – but the Football Association has been celebrating its 150th birthday over the past couple of months, and so it’s no surprise that the National Football Museum has been cheering them along all the way. As part of the museum’s Football150 series, they’ve been running a series of monthly lunchtime lectures – the latest of which sees Professor John Hughson (Director of the International Football Institute at the University of Central Lancashire, don’t you know) lead a talk that interweaves the fortunes of multi-purpose sports venue Springfield Park in Wigan and George Orwell’s Road to Wigan Pier, discussing the years between 1930 and 1939. You probably know whether this is for you simply from that description, but if your wardrobe is full of vintage lower-league football shirts and the summer weekends are yawning chasms for you, we’ll see you there.

Wed 19 Jun, Level 4, National Football Museum, Urbis Building, M4 3BG, 1pm – 2pm, FREE,

Wed 19 Jun
Matthew Britton
Published on:
Wed 29 May 2013