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150 not out!

5 September 2018

On Tuesday the Owls premiered the unique film ‘All Wednesday’ at the Showroom Cinema to round off a year of special events.

BBC’s Mark Clemmit hosted proceedings just as he did exactly one year ago to the day on the Owls’ 150th birthday, 4 September 2017.

It was the beginning of 2017 when the first initiative was launched to celebrate the landmark year.

Supporters who purchased Early Bird Season Tickets could win a raft of prizes, including a free season ticket, £150 or a free replica shirt, if their purchase number was a multiple of 1867, 2017, or 150.

Next up was the announcement of the Sheffield Wednesday Dream Scene, a stunning dressing room painting by Jamie Cooper to bring the Owls’ big characters together in one picture.

Supporters were asked to suggest their dream dressing room, with each player named week by week in the build up to the big reveal.

Wednesdayites were also given the opportunity to design the club’s anniversary third kit, and the winner, Karl Nuttall, was revealed in March.

After hundreds of entries, Karl’s classy gold and white design was chosen for the players to wear on their travels during the club’s iconic year.

Wednesday’s annual family event Owls in the Park was moved to coincide with the club’s anniversary weekend, taking place on Sunday 3 September.

The event was as popular as ever and finished with a spectacular firework display over Hillsborough, synchronised to music.

The night after was the club’s official birthday, and it was celebrated in spectacular style!

Hundreds of supporters descended on Ponds Forge where dozens of Owls legends were in attendance for a fantastic night of all things Sheffield Wednesday.

Iconic moments, interviews and the unveiling of the Sheffield Wednesday Dream Scene made for the ultimate blue and white evening.

The Sheffield derby returned to Hillsborough in September and the occasion was marked with a coveted, special edition, 150-page programme, the biggest produced in English football! 

A trip down memory lane was next up as the ‘Olive Grove Years’ came to Hillsborough.

Showcasing an extensive collection of memorabilia from the Owls’ early history, the evening paid tribute to the Wednesday players who appeared at the club's home before Hillsborough.

Unique merchandise was available for supporters to purchase as a memento for our anniversary. 

Two books, written by club historian Jason Dickinson, ‘Sheffield Wednesday the Official History’ and ‘Fans’ Memories Through the Generations’ documented both the club’s past and that of a selection of Wednesdayites.

Special edition games were also available as Sheffield Wednesday Monopoly and Top Trumps took to the shelves.

Hillsborough then played host to a different kind of football match as the Wednesday staff played against supporters on the hallowed turf!

This was part of the club’s WAWAW Fun Day which saw thousands of people descend on S6 to enjoy a day of free events and entertainment.

This brings us to Matt Exton’s outstanding tribute to the Owls’ dedicated fan base with the film ‘All Wednesday’, which received a standing ovation from all who attended at the Showroom last night.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our 150th anniversary a very special year.

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