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Women’s football takes centre stage in museum exhibition | Anna Kessel

Exhibition at the National Football Museum shows impact women’s football had on British society in the 19th century

The largest ever collection of women’s football memorabilia and historical items has been acquired by the National Football Museum in preparation for an exhibition expected to be opened this year.

The items in the collection date as far back as 1869 – the same decade as the founding of the men’s Football Association – and continue throughout the 50-year ban of the women’s game and into the modern era.

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