Local football team Blues Club Over 35s have joined a national initiative to commemorate one of the most famous games in the sport’s history.
The ‘Football Remembers’ campaign encouraged teams to mix with their opposition and match officials before kick-off, for a photograph to highlight the Christmas Truce in 1914 – when soldiers from both sides of the First World War were said to stop fighting and engage in the beautiful game.
The Gainsborough Sunday League outfit arranged for a photograph before their Linolnshire County Cup encounter with Pinchbeck.
The team believe the sport is a great way to bring people together.
Club secretary John Anderson said: “The footballremembers.com website that the photos have been posted to, will act as a moment of record of football in 2014, a century on from the First World War and preserved for future generations.”
“My Parish School football team also played in a match against Morton School at the Christmas Truce celebration on the Northolme, and it is great to see all generations respecting the past.”