THE driving forces behind a new project to celebrate the Millers and their rich history are calling on fans to donate their memories and memorabilia.
Ivy Dorchester-Brown and Neath Champion-Weeks are working on creating a pop-up museum.
This will focus on Rotherham United and the past life of their town centre home as the Guest & Chrimes Foundry.
It will also highlight the achievements of women in sport, through the prism of the Women’s Euros — which will be partly held in the town this summer — and the life and legacy of Arthur Wharton, first black professional footballer in the world, who played for Rotherham Town.
“The aim is to inspire, and create with, the people of Rotherham while raising the profile of Rotherham United, especially in the run-up to the Women’s Euros,” said Ivy.
“We would like to see have any memorabilia people want to contribute, and hear of any stories they’d like to share.
“The exhibition will be at the stadium, most likely in the family stand.
“We would welcome any artefacts people might have, any old photos and stories they have. It’s all about celebrating the club and its history.
“We’ll be putting together a short film of fans’ memories.”
The finished article will be simply titled Rotherham United Pop-up Museum but the aim is to draw on the three themes of “Inspire, Imagine and Create”.
Ivy and Neath hope to have their museum open for viewing before the end of the football season in May.
As well as treasured artefacts, the new installation will also include specially-created new artwork.
Ivy added: “We are looking for artists working throughout a range of mediums to produce drawings, sculptures, soundscape, poems and stories based on Rotherham United, the Women’s Euros and\!q Arthur Wharton.
Anyone wanting to take part in the project or donate an item of memoraibilia should contact Ivy or Neath on 01709 827767 or via firstname.lastname@example.org by February 7.