Dagenham & Redbridge football scarf

Object number

LDVAL 2007.33.3

Date

January 2007

Description

Dagenham & Redbridge Conference champions scarf. On the 7th April 2007 Dagenham and Redbridge FC beat Aldershot Town at home in front of a new record league crowd (4,044) to clinch the Nationwide Conference title with five games remaining, becoming the first team promoted in all the English leagues. They ended the season 14 points clear at the top of the Conference league. As Champions the club won promotion into the Coca-Cola Football League Two. The Borough and Club celebrated with an open-top bus parade through Dagenham to show the Champions trophy. Dagenham [The Daggers] Football club was established 1949, and moved from Dagenham Arena to Victoria Road in 1955. Redbridge Forest FC shared the ground in 1990, and in July 1992 to two clubs merged under manager John Still. During the 2005 close session a majority of the squad were made full time.

Physical description

Long woven scarf. Half blue and half red with the team crest at either end. Both ends have white tassled bands attached.

Condition

Good

Type

Scarf

Size

Whole length: 1570mm
width: 175mm

Collection type

Textile

Inscription

Dedication Woven On front: CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS 2006/07
Dedication Woven On reverse: Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. “THE DAGGERS” The Pride of Essex

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1685/3 (2007-05-04)

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Metadata
DateJanuary 2007
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeScarf
Collection typeTextile