Memorabilia from the former Wimbledon Football Club has returned to its spiritual home, the London Borough of Merton in an official ceremony on Thursday 2 August.
A collection of historical Wimbledon FC items including a replica FA Cup was handed to Merton Council by MK Dons FC Chair, Pete Winkleman who travelled down with the patrimony, accompanied by Chair of Football Supporters Federation, Malcolm Clarke and Chair of MK Dons Supporters Association, John Brockwell.
The Mayor of Merton, Councillor John Dehaney, formally accepted the return of Wimbledon Football Club’s memorabilia on behalf of the borough, and invited Wimbledon Independent Supporters Association, Ross MacLagen to open the boxes of Wimbledon FC on the council’s behalf and to be the first Wimbledon supporter to see the patrimony since it left the borough five years ago.
Deputy Leader of Merton Council, Cllr Samantha George said: “We are hugely honoured to receive the patrimony of the former Wimbledon Football Club restored to its spiritual home here in south west London. We have been entrusted with a real piece of history which we will treasure, so they can be enjoyed by both current and future generations.”
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