A Game of Two Halves

6 July – 27 October
Summerlee Museum

As Albion Rovers Football Club celebrate 100 years at Cliftonhill Stadium in Coatbridge, Summerlee Museum presents a unique photographic study of the fans and environment surrounding the team.

The photographs featured are a social document which captures the feelings of those involved in following and organising Albion Rovers. The fans travel far and wide, help dig the snow from the pitch, organise the community events and provide the vocal support which echo around the stadium.

The images are a selection from home and away games where photographer, Iain McLean superbly captures the spirit of those following a small club who swim against the tide and battle against the odds.

The exhibition also features a unique documentary by filmmaker, Wilma Smith as well as oral history testimony and football memorabilia from the supporters on display. It’s a must see for all football fans, young and old!

Visitors will also be able to relive the days when the Monarchs and Tigers speedway teams raced at Cliftonhill with a selection of memorabilia from both teams,  and a speedway bike raced at Cliftonhill by Scotland internationalist, Brian Collins.

 

 Albion Rovers’ Weekend

Friday 27 September to Monday 30 September 2019

A fun filled weekend for all the family! Follow the football trail and play our football obstacle course. Cliftonhill was also the home of speedway and greyhound racing so come along and meet the greyhound trust, take part in a tug of war and egg and spoon race.