Over 70,000 images to be added to Hatters Heritage website

For the last 14 months, a group of dedicated volunteers have been meeting every Friday at Wardown Museum to scour the collection of 1.5 million Luton News photographic glass plates and negatives.


We have been looking at each and every negative to find anything Luton Town with the result that a tremendous 72,342 images have been located, saved and put in season and game order, for future generations to enjoy.  The best of these will be captioned and uploaded to the website,

The website was launched in November 2020 with the intention to digitise every page of every programme, every match report and every photograph we possess.  In addition, there are biographies and photos, where available, of every player making a first team competitive appearance since 1885 plus much more.

The website has already garnered praise from supporters of other clubs and a favourable write-up in the esteemed programme magazine Programme Monthly.

Out of 128 competitive seasons, we only have 14 left to complete, with four of these to be uploaded to the website at the end of the month. We will then conduct a review of the seasons and add new photos plus better quality match reports where we can.

None of this would be possible but for the unpaid volunteers who have given up their time free of charge to ensure that the history and heritage of Luton Town Football Club is preserved long into the future.

We want the website to remain free to view but this means we need your help with the considerable cost of hosting the website plus insurance of the club memorabilia, storage and various licenses.

We are currently planning to revamp the website to make it more user friendly with new features. Please help us to give you the history by becoming a member or Patron – details are on the website. Your help is vital.

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