12 Jun 2015 – 28 Oct 2015
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Birth of the Blues is the first public exhibition devoted to the remarkable story of the most successful amateur side in British football.
Founded in 1882 by Reverend George Eden, the Bishop Auckland Football Club was formed from theological students training for the priesthood under Joseph Lightfoot, Bishop of Durham.
‘The Bishops’ went on to make footballing history, playing in every year of the Amateur Cup competition, winning it ten times and touring throughout the world.
The largest exhibition ever to be devoted to amateur football, ‘Birth of the Blues’ has been developed in collaboration with the Durham Amateur Football Trust and the National Football Museum, Manchester.