Denbighshire Record Office
Wrexham Football Club
Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/DM/68
Title: Wrexham Football Club
Short title: Wrexham Football Club, match programmes
Dates of creation: 1950-1977
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.057 cubic metres (29 items)
Name of creator(s): Wrexham Football Club
Administrative and biographical history: Wrexham Association Football Club was founded in September 1872, playing its home matches at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Denbighshire. The club joined the English Third Division (North) in 1921, and became a founder member of the new Third Division in 1958. They were relegated to Division Four in 1960, promoted in 1962, and relegated again in 1964. They stayed in the Fourth Division until 1970, when they won promotion again. Their stay in the Third Division culminated in promotion to the Second Division as Champions in the 1977-8 season. Throughout this period, Wales regularly played International football matches at the Racecourse. The Club is currently (2004) in Coca-Cola Football League One.
Scope and content: Wrexham AFC programmes for home matches, 1951-1977, and away matches, 1957-1977; programmes for International matches at the Racecourse Ground, 1950-1974; official club handbooks, 1964-1969; scrapbooks of press cuttings, 1969-1973; and match poster, 1972.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: programmes of international matches; match programmes (home); match programmes (away); match programmes (home and away); official handbooks; Arfon Griffiths testimonial match programme; match poster; scrapbooks.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by B. Thomas, Esq., 38 Ruabon Road, Wrexham, 1974, 1978.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Wrexham Football Club, catalogue; The Football League Official Website (www.football-league.premiumtv.co.uk), viewed 11 May 2004; Wrexham Mad website (www.wrexham-mad.co.uk), viewed 11 May 2004.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: May 2004