A unique Hillsborough night awaits Sheffield Wednesday fans later this month on Saturday 11 November.
As part of the club’s 150th anniversary celebrations, we have partnered with the authors of the successful ‘Flying Over an Olive Grove’ book to pay tribute to Wednesday players from the 1887-1899 Olive Grove era, when we became the first Yorkshire side to win a major trophy by lifting the FA Cup in 1896.
Less than 30 tickets remain for Clive Nicholson and Mark Metcalf’s illustrated talk which will showcase a superb collection of photographs, illustrations and ephemera.
The Olive Grove Years talk will take place in the 1867 Lounge at Hillsborough.
Sheffield Wednesday fans interested in the early history of the club will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to view a unique collection of memorabilia dedicated to the period that started when the club turned professional in 1887 - ending with Wednesday’s move to Hillsborough.
Amongst the memorabilia on display will be a match card/programme from the first ever game at Olive Grove and an extensive collection of medals and caps won by club legend Tommy Crawshaw.
Supporters will also have the opportunity to see Willie Layton’s 1907 FA Cup final shirt.
Everyone who attends the evening will receive an exclusive 40-page Olive Grove scrapbook of photos, illustrations and newspaper clippings specially produced for the event.
Guests will be entertained by stories from the Olive Grove era and discover exactly why the likes of Fred Spiksley and Crawshaw were voted on to the Sheffield Wednesday Dream Scene over a century after having played for the club.
Doors at Hillsborough’s 1867 Suite open at 7.00pm with a kick-off time of 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £10 and tables of ten are available.