Sporting history will again be coming to Plough Lane this Saturday, March 26th, when after months of planning and creative work, WiSH will be unveiling its long awaited footballing timeline in the main West Stand corridor of the AFC WImbledon stadium.
The timeline was funded through a crowdfunding campaign last autumn, which raised nearly £12,000 to make sure that this visually engaging story of football in Wimbledon can be shared with fans visiting the stadium for matches or stadium tours. It will tell the story of football in Wimbledon from its origins as Wimbledon Old Centrals in 1889, playing on Wimbledon Common, through the decades of WImbledon FC playing at the old Plough Lane stadium, right up to 2020 when AFC Wimbledon started playing in the new stadium to mark the return of football to Plough Lane after nearly thirty years in exile outside of Wimbledon. The timeline also includes a Family Tree which we are sharing here for the first time.
Also on Saturday, WiSH will be unveiling a We are WInners wall marking four significant victorious years in Wimbledon’s proud footballing history. These are the 1963 FA Amateur Cup final victory at Wembley, the famous 1988 FA Cup win over Liverpool at Wembley, AFC WImbledon’s 2011 play off victory against Luton in Manchester to win its place back in the Football League, and the 2016 play-off win over Plymouth at Wembley to secure a place in League One. Stunning images from these four historic wins will be on display in the main concourse area before the turnstiles in the West Stand.
WiSH are excited to share that club legends representing each of these four historic wins will all be present at Plough Lane on Saturday for the unveiling of this exciting Winners Wall.
Do come along and enjoy our latest contributions to celebrating and sharing Wimbledon’s footballing heritage before the home match on Saturday March 26th.