To commemorate the 125th anniversary of football at St James Park, the Supporters’ Trust commissioned author Aidan Hamilton to write a history of the hallowed turf, ‘The Story of Exeter’s St James’ Park: Land of Grecian Glory’.
Published by Halsgrove, the richly illustrated 160 page hardback follows the history of the ground from its aristocratic origins in the 1600s, through use for fattening pigs and circuses to the football era of FA Cup giant killings, promotions and visits by international superstars.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Paul Farley, the Chair of the ECFC Museum Trust and ECFC Supporters' Trust History Group, said...
“This is a landmark anniversary for St James Park and we are delighted that Aidan Hamilton has written such a comprehensive history of our home ... The book reveals new research on the origins of football in Exeter and the emergence of Exeter City as the area’s leading Club”.
The book was produced with support from the Supporters' Trust, and is available for purchase for £19.99 from the Supporters’ Trust stall on match days and from the Club Shop.