THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Bishop Auckland won Amateur Cup unprecedented ten times

icon japanball5 May ~ A new public exhibition will honour the story of Bishop Auckland, the most successful amateur side in British football. Birth of the Blues opens on May 22 and runs to September 28, in the historic setting of Auckland Castle, Co Durham, and will celebrate the unique achievements of the club, who were founded in 1882 by Reverend George Eden.

The Bishops played in every year of the Amateur Cup, winning it an unprecedented ten times, are the only amateur team in history to have been given their own Subbuteo colours. Developed in association with the National Football Museum, the exhibition will showcase high-profile loans such as the FA Amateur Cup alongside rare collectibles and vintage memorabilia as well as archival film footage and photographs. More information on the exhibition can be found here.

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