Preston Grasshoppers history is digitised thanks to Preston Digital Archive

Posted on - 4th January, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, History, Preston News, Sport
The first XV Grasshoppers side from 1925

The first XV Grasshoppers side from 1925

Historic images from the life and times of a Preston rugby club can now be viewed online.


Preston Grasshoppers have teamed up with the Preston Digital Archive to upload around 250 photographs.

Club historian, Mike Forshaw, said: “The great bonus this offers the club is that we now have instant access to around 250 photographs, a collection which is ever growing.

“We are anxious to collect other images and memorabilia relating to the club in years gone by that members and the general public are holding, and would encourage people to get in touch to either loan their possessions to us for copying or if they wish, donate them to a good home.”

The club said a number of the images, which date back to 1870, are beginning to deteriorate – so digitising them will preserve them for future use.

Uploading the images to the Digital Archive has seen many people contacting the club about old images they have of the Grasshoppers.

One man living in London said he had a picture of his grandfather in a group of players from 1911.

The club now plan to display the Grasshoppers archive photos in the clubhouse on Friday 17 January from 12noon to 9pm.

You can view the photos which have been processed so far on the Preston Digital Archive.

The Digital Archive is a collection of tens of thousands of images from Preston’s history, which allow anyone to search through them and comment.

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