Sunderland FC celebrated in photography exhibition at the National Glass Centre

By Graham Pembrey | 08 January 2010
An old photo of a football team on an open top bus celebratory ride through crowds of supporters

Exhibition: Black Cats Forever, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, January 9 - March 7 2010

The history of Sunderland Football Club will be celebrated through an exhibition of photography and digital slideshows at the National Glass Centre – the final part in a series of events examining the city's heritage.

The images on show have been picked from the archives of the Sunderland Echo newspaper, and capture important moments from the club's history including two laps of honour of Wembley stadium after FA cup wins in 1937 and 1973.

Another shows the turf being lifted after the last match at the club's old Roker Park ground, before the club moved to their new Stadium of Light in 1997.

Scenes like these, says club Chairman Niall Quinn, are "some of the most memorable in the club's history." The genial Irishman, who was also a prolific goalscorer for the Black Cats, has heralded the exhibition as a "fantastic" way to remember such achievements.

Prints from the exhibition can be bought online from the Sunderland Echo website.

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